Searching for Authentic Sea Glass at Old Orchard Beach

Hunting for sea glass while enjoying the sights, sounds, and smell of summer days gone by. Old Orchard Beach is a classic family friendly seaside town that may just take you back to your childhood. I will show you what we found with my own photos and tell you everything you need to know about finding sea glass at Old Orchard Beach.

All About the Beach

Old Orchard Beach was just named one of the best beaches for families in 2018. It really is a fun place, with seven miles of sandy beach, clear water, a boardwalk and a wooden pier that extends 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. The pier has all the usual fun food, rides, games and shops plus you can watch fireworks off the pier, go on a whale watching tour and even take in a concert. It's no wonder this has been a popular beach destination for more than 170 years. The beach is also a great swimming and fishing spot. The Beachfront Palace Playland Park might be nice if you have little ones in tow, it's the only beachfront amusement park in New England. It sounds like there is something for everyone!.

Sandy shores of Old Orchard Beach.

Beautiful Sunny November Day.

Where Do You Find Sea Glass

We went in November and mostly everything was closed. We walked in the direction towards Ocean Park and Kinney Shores. I was impressed by how clean and beautiful this soft sandy beach is. We were the only people on the beach besides a guy with a metal detector. 

Brown sea glass bottle lip found in the sand on Old Orchard Beach.

Surf tumbled brown bottle lip.

As we walked along the water's edge we noticed there were a few patches of pebbles and shells however we only found a few pieces of sea glass and one perfect sand dollar.
If you want to visit Old Orchard Beach just remember it's a sleepy seaside town in the off season some places might not be open before Memorial Day including restrooms and restaurants.

Sand dollar found in the sand on Old Orchard Beach.

Did you know Maine has more than 60 historic Lighthouses and if you're feeling like a little "retail therapy" check out Beachology at 38 Old Orchard St.

What You Need to Know

  • Parking is abundant, just read the signs.
  • Enjoy fishing, surfing and swimming and more.
  • Lifeguards on the beach Memorial Day thru Labor Day 
  • Dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:00am and after 5:00pm, must be leashed.
  • Walking promenade, boardwalk and wooden pier.
  • Restrooms near the pier, may be closed during off season. 

Getting to Old Orchard Beach

If you're a fan of train travel, you can reach Old Orchard Beach aboard Amtrak as the 'Downeaster' stops just steps away from the beach.

Have you visited Old Orchard Beach? What mermaid treasures did you find? Share your pictures and finds here!

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