Bill and I have a new hobby...collecting sea glass. And we love it! I had heard of sea glass, but really didn't understand what it was...nor was I even interested. On our last cruise, we became acquainted with a couple of ladies who told us about their hunt for sea glass on all of the beaches we were visiting. We became intrigued, found some, and now we are hooked. Truthfully, sea glass is trash. Pieces of broken glass from a variety of origins, bottles, windows, etc. The sea and sand take off the rough, sharp edges and leave the once shiny surfaces opaque. Although many different colors exist, we have only found brown, white, dark green and light green. Serious sea glass enthusiasts make jewelry out of their pieces, or mosaics. I doubt I will be doing that. We found the most sea glass on Antigua (our first search) and in San Juan on Isla Verde Beach. Other pieces were found on St. Croix and St. Lucia. We found none on Barbados and only became aware of it on St. Maarten. So, when you are at the beach and see people with their heads bent down, combing the sand with their feet, chances are they aren't looking for shells. They are doing their part in keeping the beaches clear of glass---sea glass that is. Happy searching.
It doesn't really look like much, but trust me, it is addicting.