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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: ALERT!  Glass Beach will be closed from August 18 through November 30, 2014 The city is constructing a new 93 acre park on the old industrial acreage... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was well worth the hike to see ankle deep glass everywhere. Its not for everyone so do some research before you come out.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went in the evening and were a little disappointed. Then we went back the next day and realized the real find was the beach to the left. If you walk along the fence and veer left with it you'll find a small beach full of glass. A bit of a navigation down the rocks but pretty easy for most... More

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San Clemente, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Need to go as far left (when facing the ocean) to get to the good glass. There is still tons left. Well worth the hike around the construction work.

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Layton, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We drove to Fort Bragg and stayed overnight so we could see Glass Beach, but the next morning they closed it for construction. We were so sad. When we arrived at MacKerricher State Park we were told there wasn't any glass on the beach this time of year anyway because people collect it and take it home. This was confirmed... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The main trail is closed until November for renovation. However, there is another trail at the end of the street just before the trestle bridge. Otherwise, you can wait till the construction crew leaves (around 5PM) and enter from behind the open fence. Before we came here we were told about how pretty this place. We did some online research... More

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The entrance to the beach in next to an industrial area. The beach is beautiful, though it once was the city dump.

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Closed Aug 18, 2014 until Nov 2014 for improvements. The beach was fun for the kid but not amazing. If everyone picks up glass to take home is it not surprising to learn beer bottle glass is your most exciting find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Nice beach near Route 1 - the coastal highway. I suggest you read wikipedia on how the glass got there. It can be quite foggy in August - use sunscreen though.

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Burlingame, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Dirty and they most unattractive beach I have ever seen. No real glass to speak of ether. Walk down a road by porta potties and construction to this ugly so called glass filled beach. Not for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

If you love rocks made of glass then you have to go see this. Just remember it is a state park and my understanding is that you can't take things from the reserve. Somehow some way a few pieces ended up in my pocket. Anyhow, too many go straight on the path down to the shore which has tiny teeny... More

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