Lucy’s Treasure Hunt

October 1-31, 2022

What is a Lucy’s Treasure?

Lucy’s Treasure is a glass float similar to the ones fishermen used to mark their nets in the early 1900s. Today, they are one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass balls created by Sunset Beach artist Paul Steinbeck commissioned by the OIBSTPO. The floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Ocean Isle Beach the month of October. Each day, volunteers called Lucy’s Pirates hide clear globes around the island for lucky guests to find and redeem for a real glass float.

What am I looking for?

You are looking for a plastic ball with a “congratulations” note inside. The note directs you to pick up your glass float at the Museum of Coastal Carolina (21 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach) The number inside the plastic ball matches the numbered glass float held at the museum.

What makes Lucy’s Treasure special?

You’ll be taking a little bit of OIB home with you!  Each glass float will contain sand from Ocean Isle Beach.  As each glass float is created, Paul he will add sand from OIB into the glass globe. (Sand will blend with the blown glass) **A limited number of free floats will not contain sand from OIB.

I found a plastic globe! What do I do now?

Congratulations! Take your globe to the Museum of Coastal Carolina (21 E. Second St. Ocean Isle Beach) Thursday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm.  There, you’ll exchange it for the Lucy’s Treasure that matches the numbered tag in your plastic globe. If the museum is closed, please call 910-712-0278 between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. You will complete a claim form, provide photo ID, and receive your Island Treasure. A photo ID is required to claim a Lucy’s Treasure. Only one Lucy’s Treasure can be claimed per household, per year.

How many Lucy’s Treasures can I find?

The goal is to allow as many guests as possible to enjoy the hunt. With this in mind, only one Lucy’s Treasure (glass float) may be claimed per household, per year.

What are the dates for this year’s Lucy’s Treasure Hunt?

October 1st – October 31st, 2022.

Can I purchase a Lucy’s Treasure?

Yes! Beginning October 1st floats will be available for purchase. Official Lucy’s Treasure are for sale at the Museum of Coastal Carolina 21 E 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach.  Thursday- Saturday 10 am- 4pm or Surf Unlimited 17 Causeway Dr Thursday- Monday 10 am- 6pm. You can also call 910-712-0278 between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm.  Cost $70.00

Where should l search for Lucy’s Treasure?

All over Ocean Isle Beach! Ok, not the WHOLE island… You will ONLY find them in common areas like the Town Center Park, the land side of public beach accesses and along the land side of sidewalks on 1st Street.  The plastic globes are “hidden” in plain sight and NEVER off-the-beaten-path. Globes will NEVER be hidden in the dunes, the marsh, off established paths, on the residential property or private property.