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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
Activities: Hiking
Description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and...
The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
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Worth the walk

We walked the area and it was relaxing watching families enjoy the beach and skin divers looking for abalones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Tom L
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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A nice little beach in Ft. Bragg. If you are in the area it's worth the visit. It's amazing to see the naturally formed pebbles that look like pieces of glass. Mother nature is amazing!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a nice stretch of beach in the city of Fort Bragg. However, people will be disappointed if they would like to find some nice glass pebbles along the beach. After the search by hundreds and thousands of people in the sand, there is hardly anything left to be discovered without a replenishment of new supplies. Since there is... More 

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Frostproof, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This beach is the reason for coming to Ft. Bragg. And when I stepped out onto it, I was not disappointed. You cannot imagine the amount of seaglass that is there. There is no sand. It is all seaglass. And no you can't haul it off. It's protected by the State so that our future generations will have a glass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We walked the area and it was relaxing watching families enjoy the beach and skin divers looking for abalones.

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Elk Grove,ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have visited Glass Beach since the 70's. The access improvement project is now complete with adequate parking without parking on the street. New paved trails around the edge of the ocean bluff and a new area to access the glass at the ocean beach. Most of the colored glass is gone but still fun to search for what remains. New... More 

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Oak Hill, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Apparently we weren't the only ones who thought of this. There is a nice parking lot and a short walk to get up to a nice vantage point of the sun setting in the west. I'm not sure if we didn't see ALL of glass beach, the area we walked around didn't seem to have a lot of 'glass' per... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

most of the glass from the beach is gone, people everywhere with bags taking any glass they could find, its very sad that others can not enjoy due to people taking it with them instead of leaving it for everyone to enjoy

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Farr West, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

can,t wait to get back to Cal m home sate . Please do not collect the glass it's disappearing . Thank you Been a few years but I have to mark a date it's been much longer . I frequent the area when I lived or visit Cal .

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Escalon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Newly paved walkways. Amazing beach covered in sea polished glass. There are some tide pools. Restrooms. Parking

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Heard about this on huel howser... Decided to take the drive up here and see it for myself. The drive from SoCal along pch makes everything better! Anyways, lots of parking but it gets crowded. Go at low tide. Lots of small sea glass covering the area. Certainly way cool and worth the look. Really like the story of how... More 

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Address: Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg

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