Many guests come to Cape Cod to collect sea glass, leftover shards of glass that are typically found in brown, green and clear colors and less frequently in lavender, blue, amber, and yellow. Sea glass collectors are a patient breed as these treasures are becoming increasingly hard to find. Yet, along the shorelines of dozens of beaches along the Cape Cod shorelines including popular Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable and Sandwich, glass continues to be found and turned into beautiful pieces of jewelry.
This Columbus Day weekend, the North American Sea Glass Association will be hosting its annual sea glass convention right here on the Cape. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 9th and 10th starting at 10am at the Hyannis Convention Center. For just $5 (cash) per person, you can learn more about the art of collecting and utilizing sea glass and visit vendors peddling their own finds.
So if you’re planning a visit to Cape Cod this Columbus Day weekend, add this special event to your itinerary and get ready to comb the beaches for some Cape Cod sea glass to remember your visit.