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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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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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Nice beach - great glass

Our boys loved walking around and finding polished glass. It is a bit dirty - but has nice rocks to climb and explore.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's amazing how nature can correct the mistakes of man. The beach is beautiful with the tiny glass particles mixed in with the rocks and sand. When the sun hits it just right - it's quite a sight to see. There are tidal pools everywhere teeming with crabs, small fish and anemones. It was a nice walk over from our... More 

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SY Valley
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm sure this was once a beautiful, pristine beach. Unfortunately, it feels like a park attraction. Very sterile - few plants, blacktop walkways, fencing and lots and lots of people. As for glass, didn't happen to see any, or it had already been picked. Very disappointed, there are other, better beaches to visit

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Reno, Nevada
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This beach is not at all what you see on the Web site. Parking was a mess, apparently you have to all the way down the cliffs to see any glass. Maybe it has been picked through already. It is more like sifting through the sand. It's not worth the trip, in our opinion, Go to the State Park instead.

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Gold River, California, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent area to get "up close and personal" with the ocean. Not much "glass" left, but can still find a handful and fun to search!

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our boys loved walking around and finding polished glass. It is a bit dirty - but has nice rocks to climb and explore.

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Lincoln, Ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The city has modernized it! All cement walkways, no natural bushes remain. Good points: new restrooms, plenty of parking - just is not the exciting place it once was, with natural pathway, berry bushes to pick berries, and real glass beaches, when we came home with hundreds of pieces of glass, old rusty things.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Mendocino and visited Glass Beach in the afternoon and again at sunset. It is a popular spot with lots of parking, public restrooms and a paved walk to the beach. The glass on the beach is rapidly being removed by collectors. Since this glass beach is a man-made phenomena, I don't see the uncontrolled beach combing... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

You can easily spend 1 hour or a full day at this unique spot if you are a sea glass hunter. Please note the amazing pictures of Glass Beach are real. I believe its just outside of the area thats technically considered the state park. There is a trail located to the left of the walking path into the park... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Northern California beaches are spectacular but this was an interesting bonus. Great beach combing. Most of the big pieces have been picked out but great way to spend a few hours on the beach and take away some unique souvenirs.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Due to trip advisor I learned about the Glass Beach. Always amaze my family off what I know from Trip advisor. Admit it you know you all love item favorite moment was the sea lion sitting across the way sunning . I absolutely love sea lions. Got lots of neat pieces of glass. I know your not supposed to take... More 

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