Why You Need to Experience the Seabrook Glass Float Find

During your visit to Seabrook, Washington, this holiday season, participate in the Seabrook Glass Float Find! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, seek out beautiful, hand-blown glass globes hidden throughout the town. This annual scavenger hunt is a favorite event for local residents and visitors alike!

The Seabrook Glass Float Find is just one of many holiday activities taking place this season. To learn more about festivals, events, and celebrations, check out our Events page for an updated list. While planning your trip to Seabrook, browse our Things to Do page for ideas on places to eat and types of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Discover the Beauty of the Pacific Northwest During the Seabrook Glass Float Find

Starting right after Thanksgiving, our staff will hide two of these unique, limited-edition decorations throughout the town every day until Christmas! Residents and visitors are encouraged to search any and all public areas to locate one of the hidden ornaments. Many are tucked away near entrances to the beach or on local hiking trails, so read up on Pacific Beach State Park for ideas on where to look.

Once you’ve discovered a glass float, check for the Seabrook, Washington, stamp on the bottom to be sure that it’s part of the glass float find. Then, bring your new treasure back to our rental office to claim it as your own! Spend the day exploring the town while looking for a beautiful new ornament to commemorate your trip to Seabrook. Check our Facebook page every so often as we’ll sporadically give out hints on where to find floats.

What Are Glass Floats?

The history of glass floats dates back to the mid-1800s when fishermen began using them to help support large nets. Though these devices originated in Norway, many of the glass floats that remain at sea hail from Japan because of the country’s pervasive fishing industry, which made use of many glass floats. Modern-day floats are now typically made from aluminum or plastic.

A major collector’s item, most original floating orbs are still in the northern Pacific Ocean drifting on ocean currents. It’s estimated that most float on the water for 7-10 years before washing ashore. It is possible, but rare, to find an original, but people are so transfixed by their beauty that many glassblowers now recreate the shape with different, interesting colors and sell them as decorations.

More Holiday Fun in Seabrook

Get into the holiday spirit with tons of events and activities taking place in Seabrook! After your Thanksgiving meal, gather in Meriweather Square to sing carols, participate in the cookie social, and witness the annual holiday lighting.

In December, swing by the Town Hall one weekend for a special breakfast with Santa or peruse the Holiday Bazaar for unique gifts to give. Don’t forget about the Holiday Lights Parade that takes to the streets on select Saturdays in November and December.

Relax at Seabrook Cottage

After you’ve spent the day exploring during the Seabrook Glass Float Find, head back to one of our spacious, modern rentals to kick back and relax. With luxurious beachfront properties, quaint cottages, and expansive houses large enough for more than 18 guests, Seabrook Cottage Rentals will make any type of trip special.


Enjoy spectacular sunset views over the Pacific Ocean from the covered porch of our Love Shack rental or hang with your friends in the hot tub at our Into the Mystic property. Check our availability and start planning your trip to Seabrook today!