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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Fort Bragg
Type: Beaches
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: This unusual beach, located only minutes from Fort Bragg town center, is well worth a look, if only to see the way nature has reclaimed a garbage... more »
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Expecting this beach to be jewel-like (as seen on some on-line photos) I was bitterly disappointed. To put it bluntly, this beach felt scuzzy. It was over run with reckless kids and scavengers sifting through the tiniest bits of seaglass. It did indeed have the feel of the former garbage dump that it was. I imagined this to be a... More

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Garberville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Peaceful! Exciting! Relaxing but not much glass left on the beach! But you will have a wonderful time!

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Chico, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Easy parking and access, a nice beach but, all the glass has been removed by the tourists. It is very scenic and enjoyable.

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Dothan, AL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our family is half way between "young children" and teenagers but I think all ages would appreciate Glass Beach. We had fun looking for glass but also enjoyed the tide pools and just seeing what the ocean can do to a pile of trash with 50 years time (you will swear that rusted pile of metal is just a brown... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I saw many pictures of Glass Beach online and really wanted to go even after reading the so so reviews and seeing pics filled with beautiful soft-edged glass. We arrived on a Friday and there were so many people walking out to the beach area. A hobo made a raunchy joke to us as we walked and there was a... More

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San Jose, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The idea of arriving to a beach multi-colored courtesy of thousands of glass fragments may have been possible years ago, but these days just finding which beach it is is a challenge as the colors have certainly diminished courtesy of the "treasure hunters". Saying that it is still worth a visit as it's quite therapeutic going through the sand and... More

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San Francisco,Ca
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This used to be the little gem of Fort Bragg. The greediness of visitors removing the very items that made this place famous is disheartening. I see families loading up huge bags of glass to do whatever, robbing the identity of this once beautiful place. Let it be!!!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Collected glass here 20 yrs ago. Wanted more for my bowl so had fun wandering the beach looking for pieces of glass. Wish there was more blue glass !

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Lakewood, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So cool! As you head down the path stay to the left follow the fence line to the glass beach cove. Still lots of glass, tide pools to explore, and great calm cove for kids to swim and play!

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Soulsbyville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like other beaches around Fort Bragg, Glass Beach is old and you can just sit and enjoy the view of fishing Boats or fish yourself. Tons of people everywhere on a good day.

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