Finders Keepers

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.

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 directly at 541-996-1274, text FLOATS to 866-943-0443, 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.

If you would rather register your float in person, stop by the Lincoln City Visitor Information Center at 801 SW Hwy 101, 4th floor Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm.

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

Grand Prize Drawing

When you register your glass float between June 14, 2021, and December 31, 2021, you will be entered to win a vacation getaway to Lincoln City including a three-night-stay at Knot a Care, complimentary meals at MIST at Surftides and The Grub's On, and a glass fusion lesson at Mor Art.

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.

Trash For Treasures & Glass Float Drawings (Temporarily Suspended)

Special drawings are held monthly at the Visitor Information Center for glass floats. Bring a bag of beach trash or a dated photo of your good deed to the Visitor Information Center inside City Hall located at 801 SW Hwy 101, 4th Floor, 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.

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Learn more about the glass artists behind the floats, or discover how it all began with the history of Finders Keepers in Lincoln City.

In This Section

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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