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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Fort Bragg
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.

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Fort Bragg, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Glass Beach is a small jewel box collection of beaches sitting below the headlands on the North West side of Fort Bragg, California. A California State Park and part of MacKerricher State Park, it is one of the most visited natural attractions in the area. Here you will see wild Pacific Ocean waves, tide pools, rugged cliffs and rocks, hidden... More 

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San Francisco, California
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As a few other reviewers mention, there isn't a whole lot of glass here . . . however, this is a still a wonderful beach to walk along and the nearby trails that run along the headland are very nice. They may want to consider putting a sign or two up to discourage people from taking the glass bc its... More 

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California
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82 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice little walk to the actual beach. We found about a handful or glass each, pretty good size to small. A lot of the beach does not have glass but it is still a fun place to go. No problem gettiing down or back up.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I couldn't believe how beautiful this beach was. There is a lot of beach glass in all different colors and it sparkles in the sun. We actually found three beaches almost next to each other that had glass. But the main beach is the one right by town with steps leading down to it. The area is under renovation so... More 

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Clovis, California
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Make sure to see the Glass beach museum before going here since, a lot off people miss the little area where the glass beach is located.

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San Francisco, California
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56 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Yes, the beach area is much more interesting than the glass section (which is cool too). The views north are totally amazing. It is totally worth driving 4 hours and staying a night or two. This beach along with the state park are two gorgeous beaches in the area. Pick up your coffee and sit back and relax there.

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San Jose, California
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My friend and I visited there in the summer and enjoyed the scenic views of the general area. The lone outhouse at the top of the trail had not been emptied or cleaned in a very long time, more disgusting than ANY other portapottie I have ever been in anywhere in the world, We also met some darling children who... More 

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4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice beach but nothing special. Didn't think it was a "must see". Once upon a time when there was still a lot of glass it was probably great but not anymore.

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You are no longer allowed to take glass from glass beach. ...if you are able to find the "beach". Glass beach is actually quite small and you could easily walk past it. You want to park on glass beach road and walk south down the beach. Keep looking down while walking or you will pass it up. You will get... More 

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Martinez, California
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've known about this beach for years, so when I finally got to take the trip up the coast I was excited to see a beach with lots of glass, unfortunately there isn't much glass at all!! I'm sure lots of tourists must be taking the glass home, but I had to literally dig around for a few pieces to... More 

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