Sea Glass

Davenport Beach: The Pit

Warning: Hunting for sea glass at Davenport is dangerous. It's not a place for children. For those who want to go, you should understand how dangerous tides and swells can be on the California coast, and that people lose their lives by under estimating them. You should be a good swimmer, in good shape, highly mobile in the sand and know how to escape a rip current.  If you ever talk to people who regularly hunt sea glass at Davenport, you'll l...

Davenport Sea Glass Hunting Seasons

One of the unique aspects of sea glass hunting at Davenport is there's a sea glass hunting season. Unlike many beaches where you can find sea glass year round, it's much more difficult to find pieces at certain times of the year than at other times. The key to finding sea glass at Davenport is to find the gravel. The sea glass tends to congregate in the same area where the gravel is present, so you have a much better chance at finding pieces i...

Scooping for Sea Glass at Davenport Beach

The way you hunt for sea glass at Davenport can change from day to day depending on the conditions. If there is a lot of gravel on the beach, you don't need any tools to look for pieces, as the waves will sift through the gravel for you. When the sand comes in and covers the gravel, you need to dig for sea glass. There will also be times when the best way to hunt is to scoop for sea glass. The main point to remember when searching for sea glas...

Digging for Sea Glass at Davenport Beach

Looking for sea glass at Davenport isn't how people typically search for sea glass at most beaches. While there are lucky days when you can walk up and down the beach and find pieces as they wash up at your feet, that's not how it's found on most days. If you want to find Davenport sea glass, you have to work a bit harder to get it most of the time.  There are a number of ways to look for sea glass when at Davenport Beach. The easiest way to f...