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The Sea Glass of Carpinteria

Beautiful, shiny, smooth: Celebrate the fantastic found treasures.

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    The Sea Glass of Carpinteria
    Carpinteria Sea Glass Festival
    Beautiful, shiny, smooth: Celebrate the fantastic found treasures over the last weekend in August.

    "SEA GLASS, MUSIC, FOOD, FUN"... are part of the party, so if you've never found others who share this particular passion, you're in luck. If, after the gathering, you're game to go out looking for a piece or two of the unusual substance for yourself, there are a number of fan sites online that direct interested parties to possible coves and sandy stretches. But one that stands tall among sea glass beaches is the one actually called Glass Beach in Mendocino County. There are some sections where you should admire the glass but not take -- make sure you know where -- but the Mendocino visitors people say taking "a few pieces" from another area is a-ok. Get up-to-speed on this smoothed-by-sand-and-time-and-water wonder, and find your ocean-close area to grow your love of one of the few holdable products created by both humans and the ocean, in concert.