What you'll do
We will visit one of my favorite beaches on Bowen Island to hunt for beautiful beach treasure, seaglass! Winter is the best time for this, as stormy seas wash up tumbled smooth glass from years past. I'll share my knowledge of seaglass rarity and the best ways to search for it. You may walk away with handfuls, or only one perfect piece, but that one piece will make the hunt worth it! This could be the start of a life long collection, or lead to a creative outlet of seaglass crafts and jewelry. This is a wonderful family activity, as long as you don't mind the west coast rain! As an added bonus you will go home with your choice of a beautiful hand drilled or wire wrapped seaglass pendant! If you are not staying on Bowen Island please note that Bowen is a 20 minute ferry ride from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal in West Vancouver. No car? You can take the bus and walk on the ferry, and take the land taxi to the beach. There is also the option of taking the water taxi from Coal Harbour and then taxi to the beach. If you don't see availability that works for you here, feel free to reach out and inquire about a time that works for you and your travel plans.
I have been collecting seaglass for years and since moving to Bowen Island have become a bit obsessed! I have even started Bowen Seaglass, selling seaglass jewelry and wall art. I love sharing this passion with friends and family, and find children particularly love this activity. For me nothing quite compares to finding that rare piece of seaglass and researching its origins!
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Where you'll be
We will visit September Morn Beach on Bowen Island, a 20 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. If this beach is not as easy to access or not producing enough seaglass, we will visit either Cate's Bay or Eaglecliff Beach. These beaches bring untold inspiration for me and have steered me into a new career. I am excited to share this experience with you!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
You will need your own transportation to the beach. Best to be prepared for rain/wind with waterproof jacket and boots/shoes, warm clothing, scarf, hat/toque, gloves, tissue/kleenex, umbrella, camera.
Seaglass Hunting on Bowen Island