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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 13 Attractions in Fort Bragg
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.

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Fremont, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this beach and my opinion is that it is way overrated. Lots of construction sites around, they brought some soil that stinks, and you can hardly find any pieces of glass on the sand.

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Mixed information about where the glass is. We asked a few locals and found lot's of glass. I filled my pockets as there was. I signage that said it couldn't be removed. Great beach further on down from the glass beach section.

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North Highlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They are in the middle of doing some type of upgrading to the beach and it opened up the access in some areas and closed it off in others. Overall once done I think it will be much nicer than before.

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Sanger, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The beach was nice. It was a long walk from the car. It was kind of a disapointment after all the internet material i saw. There was no glass to be seen. Just a normal beach...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We knew about the construction going on and decided to still go out and see for ourselves. I am so glad we went out, the glass is still there but in the size of seed beads. Still walked around, there were people filling up sacks, people taking pictures, and massive amounts of a large sea onion-looking thing rotting on the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There wasn't much glass at Glass Beach. You think that you might come upon some treasures, but you only find a small area that had a little glass. It looked like they were putting in new paved pathways, so once completed, it will be nice. The views from the coastline were spectacular.

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Ashland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were staying in Fort Bragg anyway, and so did not have to go out of our way to see the beach. But, as others have noted, there is very little glass there now ...

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Chicago, IL
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205 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The glass beach consists of 3 separate areas, all part of a former trash dump. The amount of glass is minimal, but there are tidal pools containing interesting creatures. The walk on the clifftops is nice, and there are numerous areas to stop and enjoy the view. Also check out the fox squirrels in the coastal prairie.

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Finger Lakes
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had heard about the Glass Beach and were so excited to be able to get there on our family vacation. But what a huge disappointment! At Mackerricher SP the park ranger had told us where it was and that it wasn't what it used to be (because people have taken all the glass!) But we decided to go over... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Total beauty of the Northern California Coast! Park and take a walk along the rugged shores. Huge rocks jutting up from the ground getting battered by the waves. Black sand beach nearby. Didn't really see a lot of 'glass' like I saw in pictures but the scenery was breath taking at times. Bring your camera as with every change in... More

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