Finders Keepers to Drop 50 Glow-In-The-Dark Floats on Oregon Coast

by | Oct 8, 2022 | Adventures, Entertainment, Family Fun, Featured, News, Oregon Coast, Things To Do, Travel

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This may top all the glass floats we have seen in Lincoln City. If this treasure hunt wasn't already fun enough, now Finders Keepers just upped their game with special glow-in-the-dark glass floats on Oregon beaches, just in time for Halloween.

The launch for glow-in-the-dark glass floats is slated for October 28 and is said to go until Halloween, Oct 31 of 2022. These special floats are a first, as Finders Keepers have never done this until now. The floats will be hidden on the beaches in Lincoln City, Oregon alongside little ethereal treasures.

Similar to previous glass float drops, they will share different patterns, colors swirls, and concepts with the extra bonus of glowing in the dark. As the agency has mentioned on its blog, the new glowing floats come from The Hot Shop in Newport, a place owned by central Oregon coast glass artist Jeff Hajek.

According to Oregon Beach Connection, Hajek wouldn't share all his secrets as far as what makes these floats glow, however, the process of blowing the glass floats is essentially the same as usual.

“The glow-in-the-dark element is a metal too,” he told Oregon Beach Connection. “It's just another metal that's absorbed in the process.”

The new floats can be found above the high tide line and below the beach embankment. Throughout the day, Finders Keepers will place the floats at random times. For the rest of the year there is expected to be more drops during Thanksgiving and throughout December as well. Hit the link here to read more.

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 treasure that is no less special. Lincoln City was also recently featured as one of the best places to live in Oregon.

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.


Where to Eat Near Lincoln City


The delicious fresh food alone is worth the trip to Clearwater Restaurant in Newport Oregon, but the fact that your meal comes with a view makes the experience all the more memorable.

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 Tyler James

Tyler James, founder of That Oregon Life, is a true Oregon native whose love for his state runs deep. Since the inception of the blog in 2013, his unbridled passion for outdoor adventures and the natural beauty of Oregon has been the cornerstone of his work. As a father to two beautiful children, Tyler is always in pursuit of new experiences to enrich his family’s life. He curates content that not only reflects his adventures but also encourages others to set out and create precious memories in the majestic landscapes of Oregon. Tyler's vision and guidance are integral to his role as publisher and editor, shaping the blog into a source of inspiration for exploring the wonders of Oregon.

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