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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Interesting but not a lot of glass to be seen

We went in early July and I had read other reviews that stated that by the end of the summer there... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

This is s nice place to go to look for shells or just go for a walk. They added a trial you can... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
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The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We went in early July and I had read other reviews that stated that by the end of the summer there was little glass left because the tourists had taken it all. What I did discover is that it is not necessarily the tourists taking...More

Thank xtravel67
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is s nice place to go to look for shells or just go for a walk. They added a trial you can take along the bluffs very enjoyable

Thank Unhappyinvolajo
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It was our 1st visit to Fort Bragg. Drove along Hwy 1 to Leggett Ca to Hwy 101. Beach was so beautiful. Will go again, weather was perfect too.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This little spot in Fort Bragg is called glass beach , and it definitely has a lot of glass… You're not supposed to take the glass but people were scouring and pocketing glass like crazy people therefore much of the old beauty of the spot...More

Thank katshannon
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Beautiful to hear and see this unique beach. The surrounding area is a bit sketchy, but the small town is fun to walk through.

Thank mom8xs
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

A fun FREE place to go and relax and take the kids...they can dig for smooth pieces of glass which is fun and I'm sure they can do it for hours (I did!) ((but you can't take them)) it's a cool beach to say that...More

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

It was beautiful, just wish we could of had more beach to walk on. I really loved the path they had to walk on, got my husband to take a nice walk with me.

Thank Lillian5142
Reviewed August 20, 2016

My son took me here early in the morning. Lots of people but fun looking for glass. We climbed down the rocks to the beach and found a lot of small bits. A neat place to come. I would recommend.

Thank Natalka1927
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Stopped by for a quick visit to Glass Beach. There are steep but manageable stairs down to the small beach. Little bits of sea glass to view. Lots of people were relaxing on the beach and playing in the water. A must see at least...More

Thank Travel-lady03
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Just visited Glass Beach. While the beach itself is fun, the park around it is even nicer. There are wide paths for walking and biking and enjoying the spectacular ocean views. There is a small beach accessible down steep stairs that indeed is entirely composed...More

Thank EMRBrookline
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from Cyncity050 | Reviewed this property |
No. But there are plenty of other areas to be at. Go to Mackerriker State Park in Fort Bragg, CA. The first entrance is the camping area. The second entrance takes you down to picnic areas, boardwalk, ocean, tide pools... More
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Wayne O | Reviewed this property |
RVs can park on Glass Beach Drive off W. Elm St. Just a 1/4 mile from Glass Beach shore. Google either Glass Beach and W. Elm St. Enjoy!
John A
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
The upper paths had jogging/walking dog friendly trails. The beach area was closed due to the storms and mud while we were there.