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“Great little find”
Review of Sea Glass Beach

Sea Glass Beach
Ranked #12 of 44 things to do in Hamilton
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at sea glass beach on our last day at port. It was spectacular. Living in the south I have never seen anything like it. It was definitely worth going to take pictures. Highly recommend.

4  Thank Heather S
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

I think sea glass is beautiful when the glass edges are smoothed by the sand and the sea. The colour of the glass goes opaque and is very pretty.

This beach is located in the Dockyards which is about a 45 minute drive from Hamilton so it is a bit of an effort to get there and it is not that easy to find.

There is an amazing amount of broken glass on this beach that includes just broken glass and also some sea glass. You should wear shoes on the sand and in the water. And there is a sign there that says it is illegal to remove the glass from the beach.

The area is run down and you need to park beside and walk behind some very sketchy looking blue apartment buildings that are deserted to get to the beach. And to get there you have to cross in front of the convict cemetery. Access to the beach is run down and needs repair with irregular steps and a haphazard railing system. The beach needs some attention and the whole area is a bit disconcerting.

Maybe with a little effort they might be able to fix this up and make it into some kind of tourist attraction although I am doubtful.

There are a lot of other places that I would visit before this one.

4  Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited about 45 minutes before sunset. The very small beach with glass on it was mildly interesting; the setting sun was delightful. Easy to get there via the #7/8 bus.

3  Thank David B
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of sea glass on the beach. However, the amount of other litter around was very off putting. The support rail down to the beach was broken, old rusting engine parts lay on the beach along with a burnt out boat. The surrounding area also showed signs of dereliction. It was novel to see the glass but if one is honest, this is simply a rubbish dump.

4  Thank Nittenbythebing
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I love sea glass.... and this beach will blow you away. It is about a 15 minute walk from the Clock Tower mall -- be careful, there are areas where there are no sidewalks and that can be hazardous if you are walking. If you want to take a bus, its only $2.50. They drop you by the cemetery, or if you just say sea glass beach they know what you are talking about. The beach is in a nondescript area behind the only rundown buildings on the island that I could see... walk towards the beach and you will see the sign. Be careful on the steps as they are uneven heights. When you get down there, the one on the right is the busiest, but they are both delightful to listen to as the glass clinks against each other with each wave. Be kind - don't go there and take a ton of glass just because... walk around, pick up and look at it, and enjoy it.

I find such joy in looking for just the right piece to make a little ring or necklace out of. You are not supposed to take the glass, but I found a few choice pieces that I will treasure and use the way it was meant to be used. If everyone did the same, everyone could still enjoy this unique experience indefinitely.

4  Thank theeshopper
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