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Treasure Season Opens in Gold Beach
Published: 01/14/2017

From February until April, thousands of glass floats are hidden on a 3-mile stretch of beach for visitors to find in Gold Beach, Oregon.

The discovery of gold attracted the earliest visitors to Gold Beach; today's visitor will find other treasures along this beach community. Sightseers visiting Gold Beach between February and April can enjoy beachcombing for colorful artisan glass float treasures, a seasonal attraction on the South Oregon Coast.

Every week, volunteers hide colorful artisan glass floats on the beach for visitors to find. The prime hunting territory is south of Kissing Rock wayside to just north of the North Rogue River Jetty. Look for the glass treasure above the high tide line, hidden in the grass and among piles of driftwood. If you find a glass float, stop in at Gold Beach Visitor Center to enter a drawing. One lucky winner is chosen each month for a vacation package that includes a one-night stay in a local motel, a pair of Jerry's Rogue Jets tickets and dinner for two at a local restaurant.

Special red-colored glass floats are hidden the week of Valentines Day in February. In March during the week of St Patrick's Day, Gold Beach puts on the green by hiding 120 green floats. For more information contact the Gold Beach Visitor Center, 94080 Shirley Lane, (800) 525-2334.

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