Love finding glass and very glad you had a week of great hunting. Please be mindful this only my opinion but why would you post the exact spot? No sense in burning a certain spot. Few years back you could go to Pea Island and not see anyone looking for glass now thats impossible. Its downfall was people posting about it online, exact locations. Most shell beds show in the same spot over and over, year after year. Again only my opinion and glad ya had such a great week.
I am surprised that it took this long for someone to ask me that question drumrun considering how much some love to look for sea glass.
Thanks, we always have a very nice time the week of Thanksgiving while I close the house for my parents. I almost didn't write my original post, but I figured that since I rarely provide specific advise on this forum, I would share some intel on a topic that doesn't mean much to me but does to others here. I will attempt to answer your question without going off on multiple tangents (but this will be difficult for me to do :-) ).
In prior posts I commented on how my mother loved to search for sea glass, but due to her health, she can no longer do so. I have great memories of her walking on the beach, she was a sea glass finding machine! I also previously posted how I encountered an individual years back who was dumping a bucket full of broken bottles into the wash near the Pocahontas. This encounter completely ruined my childhood vision of where sea glass came from (instead of from a grounded pirate ship, now I can only picture that over weight New Jersey arse-hole with the five gallon bucket). While on Hatteras, sea glass hunting is not on my radar!
Fishing was slow for me on Thanksgiving so we took a walk where we unintentionally found a lot of sea glass. On Friday we decided to take my mother for a ride to the same spot and specifically look for glass while she could only sit in my truck and watch. I am glad that we found some and my kids were able to share their find with their grandmother. My mom and kids had a great time.
I have been coming to Hatteras since 1969 and my parents bought their property in 1972. I am VERY well aware of how things have changed due to the crowds, and many of my "honey holes" have been overrun and essentially ruined due to the "overcrowding" of Hatteras Island. Don't get me wrong, there is no other place I would rather be, but in my opinion you cannot compare the 70's version of Hatteras to now (or even the 80' version). Long gone are the days when you could fish the point with only a couple vehicles parked beside you, or go oystering at the Canadian Hole.
I have learned a long time ago that you do not give up your prime fishing, clamming, scalloping, kayaking, surfing, or empty beach spots because it will be overrun by the masses. Believe me drumrun, I completely get what you are saying. But for me and as it relates to sea glass, I was OK with sharing that specific location. Maybe I am not as observant as I think I am, but I have been on that stretch of beach a lot in my lifetime and I do not recall that shell bed being "exposed" year after year or during any one specific time of year. Then again, when I'm driving down the beach, I am not looking for places to hunt for glass. I am looking for fishy looking sloughs or a spot where I cannot see anyone else.
My intent was to provide some of you sea glass hunters with a little current intel knowing that that bed would most likely be gone in the near future. I apologize if this was one of your "honey holes" and I blew it for you...not my intent. I know I get pissed when one of my spots gets overrun, and I can assure you it has happened a lot since the time our family showed up on the scene.
Good luck with your future glass hunts...you wont be getting anymore "hot tips" from me
I appreciate the response. Thank you for sharing the story about your mother. I am glad she was able to enjoy the experience with the family. Keep hunting and keep finding. I hope I run into on the beach one day. Maybe we can share some secret spots, albeit in person or via PM.