Glass Floats

Be on the lookout for the colorful twinkle of a hand-blown glass float when you’re exploring our beaches. As the name says, Finders Keepers!

Discover random acts of findness in Lincoln City, with one of our defining promotions—Finders Keepers. Over 3,000 glass treasures are hidden along our seven miles of sandy beach, made by local artisans. If you find a float, it’s all yours.

20 Years of Finders Keepers: Oct 13, 2018 – Oct 12, 2019. Let the hunt begin and discover glass treasures in Lincoln City every day of the year! Our army of Float Fairies covertly hits our seven miles of public beach hiding handcrafted glass floats along their way, from Roads End on the north to Siletz Bay on the south.

Basic Rules of the Hunt

A Few Tips and Words of Advice

Float Registration

When you find a glass float, give us a call at 541-996-1274, text FLOATS to 24587 or visit our registration page to register your treasure. You’ll receive a Certificate of Authenticity and information about the artist who crafted your float.

Don’t forget to share a photo on our Facebook, Instagram (@LincolnCityOR) or Twitter (@LincolnCityOR) pages and use #FindersKeepersLC.

Special Glass Float Drops

In addition to the floats placed on the beach daily, we place extra floats on the beach for holidays and special occasions. Learn more about Special Drops.

20 On the 20th

To celebrate 20 years of Finders Keepers, the Float Fairies will be hiding 20 limited edition glass floats on the beach on the 20th of every month. From October 2018 to September 2019, hunt our beach on the 20th of each month for one these very special glass floats.

Trash For Treasures and Glass Float Drawings

Special drawings are held monthly at the Visitor Center for glass floats. Bring a bag of beach trash or a dated photo of your good deed to the Visitor Center inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 540 NE Hwy 101, and fill out an entry form to win a glass float as part of Trash for Treasures. People with disabilities who are not able to beachcomb are also eligible to enter a monthly float drawing.

Glass Artists

Learn more about the glass artists behind Finders Keepers.

History of Finders Keepers

Ever wonder how it all began. Discover the history of Finders Keepers.

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Special Drops You'll find our Float Fairies in a generous mood from time to time. Throughout the year extra glass floats are placed on Lincoln City beaches to find and keep.

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Glass Artists Have you ever wondered who makes the Finders Keepers magic happen? Talented artists handcraft each and every glass float that hits the beach.

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History It all had to start somewhere. Learn about the history of the Finders Keepers program in Lincoln City.

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