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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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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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Glass Beach visit

We went there and walked around, it was very nice. It was very foggy, the only thing better would have been seeing the sun shine on the glass. I wish there was more colors, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Shad and Tabby S
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Chesterfield, Massachusetts
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Chesterfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there and walked around, it was very nice. It was very foggy, the only thing better would have been seeing the sun shine on the glass. I wish there was more colors, but I was impressed.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed Glass Beach. Tide pools, pretty rock formations, lots of trails, and tons of polished glass to search through. What a fun experience. Make sure you take the trail to the left and then take the wooden stairs down to the beach; that's the best area. And it is not difficult at all to walk down there.

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just visited the beach this morning. If you take the difficult route the glass on the beach is beautiful and everywhere!

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not exactly what I was expecting, but a cool visit. Interesting history, still can't believe the place was where the town dumped their trash. The glass was small pieces, but it was pretty once you spot it. We had to look up near the rocks and there were pockets of it all over. Tide pools were interesting as well.

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1 Thank geoben80
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here over 30 years ago, a lot has changed!!! The green building is gone and the CA state parks have taken over - put in a nice parking lot and restroom facilities. I was shocked by the number of people visiting the beach. Majority of the "glass" is gone, which is really sad. As a youngster, I remember... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The stairs down to the beach are steep and long, easy to navigate for my husband and I, but maybe not for small children or older folks. Once down there it was really cool to see all the glass sand. You can go back between the rocks and climb around and see all kinds of trash that has been absorbed... More 

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Thank Becky J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't visit northern california without a visit to Glass Beach. Nice stroll and then you can walk the coastal path to the south...

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Trinidad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For all of you that did not know that Glass Beach was the city dump back in the "50"'s and "60"s. That is where all of the glass came from. From everyone dumping their trash. It was burned and left for the Ocean to clean it up. Now after many years have past people have come and nearly picked it... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was worried that it wouldn't be as fun because as other reviewers were saying people pick through the glass and take it home. I saw it happening, and it wasn't even a weekend. Nevertheless, the beach is still full of glass, and it's beautiful to look at on a sunny day. It is also an interesting experience to brush... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grand kids love the place. We spent a couple of hours just climbing and looking. Most folks have not seen a beach like this.

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