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Sea Glass Museum

17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
+1 707-357-1585
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A store. Not a museum.

We were expecting something different. A lot of items for purchase. Staff/owner is unfriendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Riverside, California
via mobile
Packed with pretties

The Sea Glass Museum was packed will collections of sea glass, pottery shards, and other items... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lacey, Washington
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Fort Bragg, CA, has the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Founded by Capt. Cass Forrington, a retired former deep sea captain, who scours Fort Bragg’s three world famous glass beaches for their rare and beautiful treasures, the Sea Glass Museum is the world’s largest permanent sea glass display with over 3,000 artifacts on display. The Sea Glass Museum is one of the most popular and beautiful attractions on the Mendocino coast and is a must see for children of all ages! Even grumpy faces leave the museum smiling. Be sure to stop in before visiting the beaches to get directions to the best sea glass locations, not only in Fort Bragg, but all along the Mendocino coast.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
+1 707-357-1585
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were expecting something different. A lot of items for purchase. Staff/owner is unfriendly. Wouldn't suggest it or return. Sign on the front door

Thank AShibalover
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sea Glass Museum was packed will collections of sea glass, pottery shards, and other items scoured by the sand. Everthing is neatly categorized and sorted by colors. It was quite beautiful and interesting. However, I did think the prices were rather high on items...More

Thank 2TravelBears
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a hoot, entrepreneurship at it's best (or worst.) Right at the entrance are small plastic bags of "seed glass" probably made up of broken beer and sherry bottles for $4.95 for people to throw into the ocean. Calendars and books are available for purchase...More

Thank J-Seagal
Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative visit about the Fort Bragg area and the Sea Glass. The real sea captain greeted us! He was a bit gruff but to be expected from an old salt. As the visit continued, his gruffness diminished and he opened about about the area,...More

Thank OldPilotOld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum is small but it has a lot of interesting things to see and hear. There are DVD's to purchase as well as jewelry and other unique items. I should have stopped here before going to glass beach because there are other locations in...More

Thank JNSBolosan1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to learn the history of Seaglass beaches developed in the Fort brag area. It all began with the local people dumping their trash in some small beach Coves along the coast. This included all types of glass jars bottles pottery...More

Thank mariposa67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was fun to see all the colors of sea glass and hear the history of the beach - Captain Cass is very interesting and well-informed!

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes before closing. The place is small and we made the donation to enter. The owner never said a single word to us the entire time we were there. Fortunately there were enough display cards and videos running that we could educate...More

Thank Natalie D
Cass F, Owner at Sea Glass Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit. I am no spring chicken and do my books between 4 PM and 5 PM on Sundays. Also, this is a museum. I do not give guided tours, nor do I want to repeat readily available...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017

Very tiny museum but worth a quick visit . I went after I went to glass beach but I recommend going before you hit the beach to learn some background and see the Captains nice collection.

Thank Jesikitty
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Find out a whole bunch about sea glass you never knew. Very nice displays and info on the history of the beach and area.

Thank DreaminofMaui
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