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“a treasure”
Review of Glass Beach

Glass Beach
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Fort Bragg
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Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
Denver, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“a treasure”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

we went to the wrong part the first day, then a local took us to the real place, just yards from where we were the first day. wow, what a find.

Visited October 2011
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth the walk!”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

One of the highlights of the trip. A cute and scenic beach (yeah there will be other beachcombers & 'tourists' there, but its quite spectacular & great place to take photos.

Visited May 2011
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“No Glass on Glass Beach”
Reviewed November 5, 2011

The locals warned us that there wasn't any glass left but we went anyway. It is an interesting story of reclaiming an old landfill but the glass has all been removed. Some folks were walking around with rakes trying to uncover old glass but I did see anyone keeping anything they picked up.

Visited October 2011
Thank Marysk
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San Mateo, California
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“GO...but don't expect too see much glass.”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

A little tricky to find...when you see the Denny's, turn West and park at the end of the street. If you end up in a cookie cutter housing farm, you've gone too far.

The walk to the beach is a few hundred yards from the parking area; not a hike by any means. There are no "signs" that you have arrived at Glass Beach, but if you see the slight shimmer in the sand...you've probably found it. There wasn't much evidence of glass left, except at a few moments when the sun was hitting the sand just right. I walked around for quite a while, trying to gather some pieces for a picture. It made for a good picture.

The best part about this beach is not the glass!! Walk along the rocks and you'll be pleasantly surprised to see harbor seals sitting and sunning themselves. It was a beyond a treat to be able to see them (from a respectful distance) in their natural habitat, doing what they do. We saw four total. It was magical!

The name, perhaps at one time, may have been fitting...but no longer. But do take an hour, to walk around and hopefully you will be as lucky as we were!

Visited October 2011
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2011

For a little something different. Bring a bag for your treasures and pick a few pieces. I keep my treasures in my bathroom at home reminding me of a really nice time. When we were there we saw children, Japanese students, seniors and large families.

Visited September 2011
Thank ruth044
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