Jamestown Island, Rhode Island: The Search for Sea Glass
I took a trip out to Jamestown Rhode Island this weekend to look for sea glass. Jamestown is located on Conanicut Island about a ten minute drive from Newport. The island is connected by bridge and you have to pay a small toll to pass ($2). The views going over the bridge are magnificent!
Because of the historic significance of the area, the beaches are known as great spots for finding sea glass. Seaglass is most often found along rocky coastlines which were former trash dump sites. The glass has had years to tumble along the rocky shore, and thus, has transformed into brilliant, smooth gem like stones. I found several pieces of old blue sea glass, which was great! After checking several town beaches, I recommend checking by the ferry for the highest quality glass. The views among the island are beautiful, and I am sure much better in the summer months when the temps are warmer!
Check out some of my pictures from the island below!