When people visit my sea glass jewelry booth at San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero a common question is "Where can I go to find sea glass?". Sea glass is disappearing from our shores and is increasingly hard to find. We take a small boat to beaches that are hard to access to find many of our treasures, but that doesn't mean it can't be found on easier to reach beaches. Here are a few tips on where you can go in or near San Francisco & Sausalito:
Baker Beach at the Presidio: If you want a beautiful beach with an inspiring view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the chance of finding sea glass, this is the beach for you. Dress in layers as the fog frequently rolls through here on warm, sunny days. Also go at low tide. Your chances of finding sea glass improve after a storm. Good luck!
Fort Funston: Located on the beach on Sklyline Blvd at the far south end of San Francisco this is a fun beach to visit with kids and dogs. If you go at low tide - especially after a storm - you have a good chance of finding sea glass.
Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands: Cross the Golden Gate and take the first exit. Follow the signs for the Marine Mammal Center (a good place to add to your trek especially if you have kids along). Rodeo Beach is below the mammal center. This is a beach where you can find tiny, smoothly rounded pieces of sea glass. Look for areas where there is a lot of smooth round gravel and begin your search.
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