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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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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Small... but beautiful.

I made the mistake of driving 4 hours just to see it. Personally I don't think it was worth it. But if you are headed to see redwoods, etc then its worth the 30 minute diversion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I made the mistake of driving 4 hours just to see it. Personally I don't think it was worth it. But if you are headed to see redwoods, etc then its worth the 30 minute diversion to Ft. Bragg. It was definitely beautiful but small with nothing else around it.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I've been so excited anticipating glass beach, and come to find out there were no hand rails walking down the very steep stairs to the actual beach. Having fallen down a flight of stairs before, I was very nervous! I did make it, and so glad! It was truly amazing and so beautiful how the water just slowly made junk... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We spent half an hour and only found a few glass pieces. Beach is small and nothing special. We were very disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There isn't any glass left on the beach, but it's very quite and relaxed on the beach. No alcohol infused party types. Very peaceful and quit.

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San Ramon, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I've heard of this place for years & finally got to go. Although it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be like, it didn't disappoint. The beach glass is beautiful & there is lots of it! Fun to just sit & sort by color & shape. Even beach glass from old patterned dish sets & car turn signals can... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We have been to Glass Beach many times while vacationing in Fort Bragg. There are several routes to different areas of this beach, all of them great. From Hwy. 1 turn left in front of Denny's - I think this is Elm Street and they've opened up a nice new trail to one of the areas of Glass Beach. Hard... More 

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Auburn, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Interesting walk to the beach and checking out the polished glass. However, I was extremely disappointed in others who were gathering up the glass by the bucket. This is a national park, people! Please preserve for everyone and future generations!!

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San Francisco, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

First time visiting glass beach and it was amazing how many pieces of glass were everywhere. It really is beautiful. I wouldn't take too many pieces of glass as I heard that there is less than there once was. Just be aware and try not to take a bucket of glass in which all your going to do is throw... More 

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Chico, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't want to hunt for pieces of recycled glass go for the ocean walks. There is a new parking area in Ft. Bragg with restrooms where you can park. Then walk or bike along the paved trails and down to some of the beaches. A very pretty trail along along some beautiful spots along the rugged Cali... More 

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Lodi, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

when you get there the parking is has very few parking spaces, i would say abot 25, you are able to park on the steet in front of some homes there. There is no fee for parking. Thay do have a out door restroom, even one for handycap wheel chairs. You walk the trail that is pavement and that made... More 

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