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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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Oakland, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It was interesting once we found the correct beach. Thank goodness there was a local there who came to the spot where we initially went and pointed us in the right direction. The history is more interesting than the beach itself. Also, there were some tide pools in which my girls explored. When going to the beach, at the end... More

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Fort Bragg, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Kind of a treat to see what the ocean action can do to an old dump site , looks cool and is a good photo opt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Was there on April 13th and it was a bit of climb down to beach but very easy if u take your time. Rest of beach has more then enough area to relax and enough watching the waves crashing in.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a remarkable place, so much glass! My sister and I were excited to go here because we collect sea glass. We had read that its against the law to take the glass so we didn't plan on picking any up, however, a visit to the sea glass museum taught us that it is allowed if you go past... More

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Ripon, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband and I had a great time walking and climbing over the rocks. There were a lot people who had their dogs, so I am assuming it is dog friendly.

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Windsor, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The hike down to the beach can be a bit of a challenge...but worth it. Take something to bring back your shells & glass in. Our kids & their grandparents LOVED it! Great for all ages.

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Marsh Harbour
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

When driving north on Hwy. 1, turn left on Elm St. Drive down till you see the parking area facing the sea. Walk on the path, which runs parallel with a chain link fence. When you reach the end of the fence [almost at the edge of a cliff] be sure and turn left [south] and follow the path down... More

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Petaluma, California
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had never heard of Glass Beach until I read an article on this beach in our AAA Via Magazine. I was expecting to see more colored glass on the beach, but we visited when it was high tide. The beach is lovely though. There is a short walk to the beach and then you need to walk/climb down in... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Interesting variation of colored glass on the beach. Lots of seabirds and local wildlife to photograph and some quite tame. Good surf in the area is a bonus

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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed the sea views and short walk. There are some huge drops, so hang on to kids and dogs. It's a lovely area.

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