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Sea Glass Designs Journal

Sea Glass Hunting in Digby County, Nova Scotia

Sea Glass Hunting in Digby County, Nova Scotia

Originally published in 2018

We recently spent three glorious days exploring beaches in Digby County, Nova Scotia. We ate lots of scallops, gathered lots of sea glass, shells and stones, and took lots of pictures. All bases covered. And in case you ever find yourself in this paticularly beautiful part of the world, let me tell you about the three locations we loved best.


Sandy Cove

Sea Glass hunting in Sandy Cove, Digby


This beach is absolutely perfect. There was quite a bit of well tumbled glass, and even the pebbles were lovely. I gathered quite a few to use in my jewelry.


Collecting sea glass in Digby Nova Scotia


Sandy Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia


Exploring Digby County, Nova Scotia


Sea Glass collecting in Nova Scotia

It was a cold and rainy day, 14 degrees in August (!) but the fog and the solitude made the beach even more beautiful. Until we got back to the car and realized the heater wasn't working. I look forward to going back next summer to spend the day. And hopefully find more of those beautiful blues!


Gilbert's Cove

The rocky beaches around Gilbert's Cove lighthouse did have some sea glass and even pottery pieces, but much less than Sandy Cove. The lighthouse was built in 1904, and is preserved as a museum. I like to think that the pottery pieces we found belonged to the lighthouse keeper's family.


Gilbert's Cove, Digby, Nova Scotia sea glass hunting


Exploring the beach at Gilbert's Cove in Digby Nova Scotia










 There were lots of shells, this would be a fun beach for collecting with children, so many treasures to explore.


Beach treasures gathered in Digby, Nova Scotia


Sea glass collecting in Digby Nova Scotia


We explored a few beaches in Meteghan. We didn't find anything at the rocky beaches, but the sandy beaches were great. Which was pretty clear before we even started as there were a number of people strolling along, heads down and pails in hand.


Sea glass collecting in Meteghan Nova Scotia


Meteghan Nova Scotia exploring beaches


I wonder if the beach was an old dumping site. There was a wide variety of glass and pottery, and I found a couple of rare pieces, a dark purple from an old insulator, and a bright turquoise.


Sea glass in Meteghan Nova Scotia


Where to find sea glass in Digby Nova Scotia


I'm looking forward to exploring these beaches again next year, especially Sandy Cove. We'll bring a picnic and maybe our snorkeling gear and make a day out of it.


Have you collected in Digby area? What's your best find?


If you'd like to see what I create with my beach finds, you can check it out here.


Sea glass jewelry designs handmade in Nova Scotia
Jul 14, 2023

I live in the United States and am planning a trip there this summer my daughter lives in Halifax we are going to Brier island and going whale watching I saw the sea glass and can’t wait to get there

Nancy Tharp
Sep 08, 2021

Planning on going to at least the first two next summer when we come to Digby. Although we will be passing through the Metegan area, we had not planned on stopping at their beach. sea glass and driftwood of all shapes and sizes are on my agenda to look for.

Kathy Stephan
Oct 13, 2020

yes. Meteghan is an old dumping site. That’s why we have a lot of or we used to have a lot of sea glass.


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