Beachcombers are a worldwide community who are interested in sea glass, seashells, driftwood, conservation, wildlife, jewelry, art, travel destinations, and more. Our diverse community includes sea glass hunters, jewelers, artists, shell collectors, mudlarks, and rock hounds, all with different interests and expertise. Whether you are trying to identify your latest find, enter your best piece in a contest, or shop for beautiful pieces created with beachcombing finds, you can connect with other beachcombers at festivals, in retail shops carrying our magazine, in our Facebook community and Instagram page, or through online pages dedicated to different aspects of beachcombing.
Festivals and conferences are a great way to connect with others in our worldwide beachcombing community. Following is a list of annual coastal events. Be sure to check the web pages of the festivals as the dates and locations are subject to change every year.
*Beachcombing Magazine will have a booth at these upcoming festivals.
*Cayucos Sea Glass Festival: March, Cayucos, CA
Eastern Shore Sea Glass And Coastal Arts Festival: April, St. Michaels, Maryland
*Buffalo Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival: April (even-numbered years), Hamburg, New York
*Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival: May (odd-numbered years), Erie, Pennsylvania
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: May, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK
Aurora Fossil Festival: May, Aurora, North Carolina
Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival: June, Lewes, Delaware
Ashtabula Harbor Beach Glass Festival: June, Ashtabula, Ohio
Sea To Shore Sea Glass Festival: July, Centerville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Northeast Sea Glass Expo: July, Hyannis, Massachusetts
Mermaid Tears Sea Glass Festival: July, Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
A Dose Of Vitamin Sea – Sea Glass Festival: August, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Santa Barbara Sea Glass Festival: September, Santa Barbara, California
Long Beach Island Sea Glass And Arts Festival: September, Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Yorkshire Fossil Festival: September, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
North American Sea Glass Festival: October, Wildwood, New Jersey
Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival: November, Santa Cruz, California
Coastal Christmas Arts + Crafts Show: November, Salisbury, Massachusetts
Northeast Sea Glass Expo: December, Portland, Maine
We’d love to hear about your upcoming beach festival, coastal fair, or beachside celebration. Contact us about free online listings and discounted fees for advertising your event using the “Contact Us” form below. Include all details, dates, times, and URL at least 3 months in advance of your event for inclusion in the print magazine, and 1 month ahead for online listing of your event.
Looking for the current Beachcombing Magazine issue or a Glassing Magazine back issue you missed? You can purchase them at the following locations:
- Betty Belts, 12 North Fir, Ventura California 93001
- Chaney Chicks & Island Gifts, 1000 Kings Street, Suite 1C, Christiansted, St. Croix 00820, Virgin Islands
- The Deep Blue, 8 Western Ave, Suite #2, Kennebunk Maine 04043
- Iwi Nani, 4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Unit K9, Kapaa HI 96746
- The Mogo Lolly Shop, 30 Sydney Street, Mogo, NSW, Australia
- The Ophiuroidea, 609 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels Maryland 21663
- Peblsrock, Most weekends (email first!) at The Lookout, Seaham Harbour Marina, SR7 7EE, UK
- Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts, 301 Peninsula Drive, Erie Pennsylvania 16505
- Relish, 3835 W 12th Street, Erie Pennsylvania 16505
- Sand N Stones, 112B Front St, Lewes, Delaware 19958
- Whale’s Tale & Splash Gallery, 315 Ocean Street Unit 13, Cape May New Jersey 08204
North American Sea Glass Association: A community of informed collectors and sellers of sea glass that are educated on the characteristics and significance of genuine sea glass
The Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website: Information to help users ID and date utilitarian bottles and jars.
The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors: A non-profit organization supporting collectors of historical bottles, flasks, jars and related items.
The Fossil Guy: Celebrating the richness of paleontology through fossil hunting
Please let us know about other resources and communities that we should include on this list, using the “Contact Us” form below.