200 More Glass Floats to Hit Oregon Beaches for Spring Break

by | Mar 10, 2022 | Adventures, Art, Beaches, Family Fun, Featured, Lincoln City, News, Oregon Coast, Road Trips

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Finders Keepers is returning to Lincoln City, Oregon for a special Spring Break edition. From Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, April 3, 2022, it's your chance to try your luck at finding one of 200 gorgeous hand-blown glass floats on LC's seven miles of coastal beaches. From Road's End in the north to Taft at the southern end, hidden treasure awaits. The catch? There is none! You find it, you keep it.

Lincoln City Finders Keepers and Glass Float History

Since 1997, mysterious local folks have been hiding these glass floats on the Lincoln City sands, a throwback to when locals would find vintage Japanese floats washed up from their journey across the Pacific Ocean. These days, local artisans provide the treasure which is no less special.

Glass Floats

Nearly 3,000 colorful glass floats are hidden every year along seven miles of the Oregon Coast, between Roads End and Siletz Bay, as part of the Finders Keepers treasure hunt. (Photo courtesy of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau)

For all the info, visit OregonCoast.org for every detail you need, including social media, where to post your treasure-finds, phone numbers, and more.

Each unique glass float is numbered and signed so finders can register their discoveries online. If you're lucky enough to find one, bring your float to the Visitors' Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, OR to receive an autograph from the float-blower, certificate of authenticity, and a bio from the artisan.

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As if that wasn't enough to bring you to the coast, when you register your float between June 14, 2022, and December 31, 2022, you will be entered to win a vacation getaway to Lincoln City including a three-night-stay at Knot a Care on Beverly Beach, complimentary meals at MIST at Surftides and 60's Café, and a glass fusion lesson at Mor Art. Now that's a win/win.

This is still only the beginning of Finders Keepers for 2022. According to Explore Lincoln City, drops will continue throughout the year with special hides on different dates. Upcoming events include:

-April 22-24, 2022: Earth Day: 50 Earth Day floats
-May 7-9, 2022: Mother’s Day: 50 floats
-May 28-30, 2022: Memorial Day: 50 Red/white/blue floats
-June 25-26, 2022: Summer Kite: 10 Hope floats
-June TBD: Chinook Winds Casino Anniversary: 27 floats
-June 18-19, 2022: Father’s Day: 50 floats
-Sept 3-5, 2022: College Ball: 20 Green/yellow and 20 Orange/black floats
-September TBD: Celebration of Honor: 50 Red/white/blue floats
-October 1-2, 2022: Fall Kite: 10 floats Hope floats
-November 24-27, 2022: Thanksgiving: 50 floats
-December 10-11, 2022: Basketball: 50 Red/black floats
-December 19-25, 2022: Winter Break: 50 floats

Where to Stay Near Lincoln City

Salishan Coastal Lodge

Spa On Oregon Coast

Salishan Coastal Lodge has the best spa on the Oregon coast, not to mention outdoor firepits, a cozy fireplace in every room, jaw-dropping views, and an aerial adventure park!

Soothe Your Soul At The Spa

Nourish body and spirit at The Spa at Salishan, where you can enjoy the cooling rains from a cozy seat beside the warmth of a crackling fire in the Hearth Room, or watch the rainfall on the surface of Siletz Bay from the steaming outdoor infinity pool. Treat yourself to restorative treatment in peaceful spaces inspired by the natural elements and beauty of Oregon's landscape.

Indulge In Dinner & Drinks

Enjoy fresh local fare and craft cocktails at The Attic, where you can cozy up in the rustic lodge interior and enjoy sweeping views of the golf course from above. Sharing a meal is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and share your dreams and aspirations for 2022.

Test Your Skills at the Aerial Adventure Park

Just a short nature jaunt away is a tree-course of fun. Allow trained aerial guides to assist in launching you into your self-guided experience. Conquer the course's 15 platforms and 20 elements through a series of obstacles – some easy, others challenging – during your adventure. You don't even have to be a guest a the lodge...this experience is open to all.

Ready to plan your spring getaway to the Oregon Coast? Explore our current offers at Salishan Coastal Lodge to plan your perfect Oregon retreat.


While you're in town searching for glass floats, check out why Lincoln City was voted one of the Best Beaches in the US and all of the awesome things to do when you stay here.

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Written By Danielle Denham

Danielle Denham is an award-winning and published photographer who loves her home state of Oregon. Recently she was featured on a regional-Emmy-winning episode of Oregon Field Guide, and is currently writing a book on Abandoned Oregon. When she isn't out and about exploring for derelict places to photograph, you may find her hanging around in Eugene Oregon with Tyler Willford and his two awesome kiddos.

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