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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 color array of glass floats sit on the rocks of a beach, which overlook a calm body of water at sunset.

A Few Tips and Words of Advice

Float Registration

When you find a glass float, give us a call directly at 541-996-1274 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.

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.

June 2024: Look for special floats dropped this month, in partnership with the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, to commemorate Marie’s 128th birthday. These blue floats are marked with a specialty sticker. Register your float to activate charitable donations to Oregon coast organizations. For more information see

Submit photos of discoveries of the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation Specialty Floats here.

Trash For Treasures & Glass Float Drawings

Special drawings are held monthly for glass floats. Collect a bag of beach trash between Roads End and the Siletz Bay as part of Trash for Treasures. Take a picture of the full bag and upload the photo of your good deed, including your name, email, and mailing address, or bring the photo to the Lincoln City Welcome Center.

People with physical disabilities who are not able to beachcomb are also eligible to enter a monthly float drawing by visiting the Welcome Center.

The Welcome Center is located inside City Hall at 801 SW Hwy 101, 4th Floor. Stop by Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM (excluding holidays). At this time, we are only mailing to US addresses.

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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.

A drawing of a seagull stands on a glass ornament at a beach, showcasing the Finders Keepers program for 2024.

2024 Finders Keepers Poster
Available at the Explore Lincoln City Welcome Center
801 SE Hwy 101 #401
Lincoln City, OR 97367

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a blue and a red special drops glass floats on the oregon coast at sunset

Special Float Drop Days 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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