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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Ranked #7 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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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite stop out of our four day trip. To the right is more of a run of the mill beach that's more family appropriate. Tide pools would've been fun had our toddler been there. The left was what's left of glass beach. We had to be quite careful to get down the cliffs but once we were... More

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Akron, Ohio
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at our hotel in Ft. Bragg, I immediately asked the hotel manager what were the "must see" attractions. She told us about Glass Beach and how to get down into it. She advised us to stay close to the fence and it was still a climb down to the beach. If you are not into climbing cliffs,... More

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Sacramento, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I visit Glass Beach every time I am in the area. Over 20 years now. Each time, though, there is less and less colors to "pick" from. This is a must-see little piece of history. Lots of visitors, and the kids love it! Take lots of photos!

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Merced, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Heard stories of the Glass Beach so had to check i tout. As we parked curbside on street, an old veteran homeless guy was snoring close by. We walked on down to the beach and choose the path to the right. Wrong way! Made it to beach ,but could not find any glass as described. Walked back and the vet... More

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Granite Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It seems that quite a bit of the glass beads have been picked over by tourists which was disappointing.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the walk and searching for the glass. We also had a blast looking in the tidepools for various sea creatures....I swear I saw a baby blue whale in the tidepools

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Arapaho
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We read all the great reviews about this place and it was our first stop in town. The view of the ocean was nice but the glass has been picked over so much that the only thing left are very small pieces and most of them were the the beach to the left. The big beach on the right is... More

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Modesto, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was expecting more. Pretty as far as the beach goes. As far as the glass goes, not so much. Most of the glass is gone. Just little tiny pieces remain. Got my hopes up for nothing.

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West Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

From other reviews I was pretty skeptical of the beach and what I would find. I was amazed at how much glass there was. You have to go the right way for glass though. At the end of path it splits. Take the left route and down to the cliff (its a pretty short cliff but be careful) Once you... More

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Citrus Heights, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Going to the Glass Beach Museum first is a must to understand what you are seeing at Glass Beach. The entrance path needs to be more clearly marked so you know which way to go. Once you make your way down to the Beach, it is beautiful to look at and to just sit and dig through all the glass... More

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