A SAMPLING of BEACH TREASURES,
both MAN-MADE and NATURE-MADE
Include PRE-HISTORIC (before the arrival of Europeans) tools such as arrowheads, spear tips and adzes and POST-HISTORIC items as sea glass, marbles, bottle stoppers, bottles, fishing floats and buoys, ceramics, figurines, coins, buttons, marbles and far too much plastic debris and netting.
PRE-HISTORIC NATIVE AMERICAN Indian arrowheads, spear tips and cutting tools found on southern shores of New Brunswick, Canada where it is legal to collect them. Check the laws wherever you beachcomb. In some places, collecting pre-historic treasures is illegal.
SEA GLASS is a beachcomber favorite. Here is a collection of vessel glass, opaque white glass, and beach pottery from Hawai'i.
18th and 19th c CLAY PIPE STEMS and what might be portions of architectural detailing, the Maritimes, Canada
BAIT BAGS from the Pacific Northwest
Sea Glass in the form of hard-to-find BOTTLE STOPPERS from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, New Brunswick, Canada
Green SLAG GLASS, EUROPEAN and ASIAN CERAMIC SHARDS, SEA GLASS and a curious little 'WHATCHAMACALLIT,.', Hamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
18th and 19 century BEACH CERAMICS: Scottish and American spongeware, European and American transferware, ironstone and earthenware (Maine, Canada and England).
SEA GLASS EGGS, MARBLES and STOPPER STEMS, England
A range of 16th c to present day ARTIFACTS from Mud-Mucking (aka "Mud-Larking") including old COINS, CLAY MARBLES, magnificent CLAY PIPES & BOWLS, and a BRASS RING. (Thames River, England)
Beautiful Asian (Korean and Japanese) GLASS FISHING FLOATS found on Alaskan, Hawaiian and Tongan beaches.
TUSCAN POTTERY TILES and SEA GLASS, Italy
Colorful PLASTIC FLOATS and FISH NETS are deadly to marine life and leech deadly toxins into our waterways. Whenever you come upon plastics on your beach walks, be a consummate beachcomber and pick up as much as you can and discard or create a colorful display at home.
Natural beach treasures include stones, shells, feathers, bones, teeth and skeletons, fossils, sand dollars, driftwood, sand, coral and drift seeds (sea beans)
"Ethically-harvested" (found on the beach empty of life) SHELLS, CORALS, SEA BISCUITS and FOSSILIZED SHARK TEETH and BONES, Florida
STONES, FEATHERS, SHELLS and SEED PODS found on San Francisco area beaches
Intriguing CLAY BABIES found on the southern shores of Puget Sound
SEAWEED - beach flowers of the coast - Florida
Some of the prettiest STONES in the world are found on the shores of the San Juan Islands, Washington.
ANIMAL BONES (white) from the beaches of Calvert Cliffs, Maryland; Samoa; Tonga and Hawai'i
SHELLS and amazing round SEA URCHINS from Kangaroo Island, Australia
A selection of BEACH ROCKS that definitely have geologic stories to tell, Malibu, CA
See how much the beach loves you? If you look closely, you'll see beach hearts everywhere, like these CORAL HEARTS from Hawai'i
ROSE QUARTZ STONES and POTTERY SHARDS, Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.
Zen-like, perfectly rounded BEACH STONES, Washington
BARNACLES, SEA BEANS, SHELLS, COQUINA SAND, Gulf and Atlantic Coasts of Florida
And another kind of stone - PETOSKY STONES - which are orbs of fossilized corals commonly found on Lake Michigan beaches near Petosky, MI
Incredible natural designs. An assortment of hand-polished SEA BEANS (drift seeds), FLA
AGATES, the pride and joy of Pacific northwest beachcombers
ROCK OVALS, Ocean Shores, WA
19th Century turtle inkwell, Virginia
Bronze doorknobs - Orkney Islands, Scotland
Photo design - Deacon Ritterbush
Photogapher: Megan Elise Lloyd
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