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Glass Beach

Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Ranked #7 of 27 things to do in Fort Bragg
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
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Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.

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Red Bluff, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved it! it was a gorgeous Valentine's Day in February and everyone was at Glass Beach! We had a reservation for dinner and had to get on the road! Could have spent the whole day here just beach combing! Can't wait to go back with our daughter!

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of work going on. There is a walking path at least 1 mile in length going in - with information signs, and many beautiful spots for taking pictures and many benches to sit along the way. Although it was told to us this was a dumping ground at one point, it appears the City is putting... More 

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Davis, California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It was recommended that we visit Glass Beach while ion the Menocino Coast. The staging area is being redone, so it lacks garbage cans and restroom facilities. The parking fills up very fast on weekends. The walking trails and views are fantastic. We climbed down to the beach to look at the glass. It was great. There are some signs... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We bought some seed glass to throw into the water, so that there will be more glass for others. We had a great time climbing around the rocks and looking into tide pools. Lots of beautiful anemones, crabs and starfish. Definitely recommend stopping at Glass Beach for a visit

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San Jose, California
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very beautiful beach and deserves 5 stars for being a beach. It deserves 0 stars for being a glass beach, and therefore, I gave it a 3. There is hardly any glass left here and what there is is tiny. See my pics. Everyone and I mean everyone is picking and picking and picking it. Since it... More 

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Folsom, California, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It wasn't exactly what we were expecting considering some of the pics I have seen online. There wasn't a ton of glass. It was a mixture of glass with lots of pebbles. There were many people there, though, sitting and digging through it all to find the perfect samples of glass to take home with them. We were there when... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Glass Beach is easy to get to (turn left at the Denny's and you're pretty much there). They have worked hard to put a beautiful walkway along the bluffs above the beach areas. Getting down to the beach can be tricky so be careful! There are a few glass beaches so depending on whom you ask will depend on which... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Trash to treasure - Glass Beach was once the local dump but that stopped in the mid'60's. Today the beach is covered with a layer of beach "polished" glass in a variety of colors. A lot of the rare colors have been harvested but the overall effect of a glass covered beach remains. Easy hiking and very close to town.... More 

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massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We truly enjoyed this beach; we stayed in Fort Bragg because Tripadvisor had said Glass Beach was unique... It was! How much fun to walk around SAFELY because the glass is all smooth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Get out in the fresh ocean air and stroll about 1/8 mi from the parking lot to Glass Beach to investigate beautiful tide pools amongst particles of smooth glass tumbled for several decades into little gems. This was the old dump site of the town of Fort Bragg a very long time ago. I love to take my nieces and... More 

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