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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and...
The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
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Not what I was expecting

I had seen the pictures and post cards that showed a beautiful beach with all kinds of colored glass worn smooth with the sand and surf. What I found, however, was a beach covered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A nice beach, if you take a short walk to the north, away from the main area . . . but almost no glass! Have heard that there are other spots nearby that have glass. Would love to see a review with directions to those spots.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well, folks cart off the glass in buckets, so it should be no surprise that there is hardly any glass left. We managed to have a good time climbing on the rocks and walking on the trails and generally enjoying the seaside. If you want glass on glass beach you will be very dissapointed.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Glass Beach is a MUST stop to visit when you come to Fort Bragg. Craigy coast line offeres soft sandy beaches and tumbled glass shores. Great place to tale the family, friends or on a solo trip. You can see a variety of tumbled glass rolled and rounded by the ocean waves turning it into tiny colorful pebbles.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Technically there are 3 Sea Glass Beaches in Ft. Bragg. # 1 is only accessible via kayak. # 2 has sea glass ankle deep in spots and # 3 pretty picked over. This review is for # 2. The beach itself is small, as is the sea glass. Mostly small pieces, but still a ton of fun to search for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had seen the pictures and post cards that showed a beautiful beach with all kinds of colored glass worn smooth with the sand and surf. What I found, however, was a beach covered with rocks and tiny glass pieces, pretty, but nothing like the pics portrayed. Disappointed.

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West Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The place doesn't have glass on the beach. But the place is great to think about your life. The weather is great.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This beach should be called no glass beach. instead of glass beach. It's beautiful but not worth the drive if your far away.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful walk. We also sat on Glass Beach and sifted thru the beautiful pieces of glass. My friend brought me here after discovering it on a prior visit. Fortunately and unfortunately, it has been discovered by others and it was pretty crowded. Liking people myself, it didn't detract from its beauty for me. My friend was disappointed... More 

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Marina, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A small beach area that has over time worn all the glass bottles and containers into smooth, colorful, glittering small pieces. The steps (40) down are long & steep without railing, up is not any easier. Well worth the visit as well as the well maintained walking path along the ocean. Great views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Unlike the name there is little or no glass around although some people spend a lot of time searching. The views make up for all that. It is a spectacular beach and easy to find if a bit harder to park. A top level destination in the area.

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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg

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