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“Mecca For Seaglass Loverers”
Review of Glass Beach

Glass Beach
Ranked #4 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.
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are rather new to seaglass gathering so the trip to Glass Beach was remarkable for us. Just the enormous amount of glass is enough to take your breath away. The history of the beaches and the controversy surrounding the collect/do not collect is fascinating. The trip to Ft Bragg and Glass Beach is a must for all seaglass lovers.

3  Thank Hal C
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Its true, Glass beach does have a lot of glass. It is also a Crab-opolis.There are Lots of cool rocks to climb. It's not the coolest beach I've been to on Highway 1, but it was worth seeing.

2  Thank Megatrongirl87
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am not sure what all the hype was about. It was a nice beach (there are plenty of beautiful ones in the area), but the glass isn't the spectacle I expected, there didn't seem to be much. Still I enjoyed climbing rocks, taking pictures of the ocean and playing on the beach.

1  Thank Desink
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

it's one of those beach that you could say "Yes..I've been there." Nothing special about the beach other than the shards of glass that has been weathered down over the decades. However, the drive to get to Glass Beach is a trip in itself. There are two ways (coming from the South) to get to Glass Beach from the 101 Freeway. One way is by State Route 20. If you like windy road this is for you. Lots of hair pin turns for the last 15 miles or so. Another way to Glass Beach from the South is via Route 128. I particular like this route. It does has it windy section (hair pin turns) where the 101 and 128 split, but only for a few miles. After that, you'll have slow and wide windy section, doing about 45-55mph so it's a nice drive. Plus if you're a wine love, there are dozens of wineries/vineyards for wine tasting to your delight. Remember to have a designate driver if you decide to go wine tasting; otherwise windy roads and wine don't mix well.

1  Thank CrazyCowPie
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had always wanted to see Glass Beach! It was stunning.

With that in mind, it was a little crowded, it was Memorial Day Weekend. AND people were sitting on the beach, literally DIGGING for glass! People had bags and cups to take the glass from the beach. This was disheartening and sad. If everyone took one piece of class, there wouldn't be enough to be called Glass Beach.

When you go, head to the left of the path. You will see more than glass, but remnants of other "trash" that is now part of the beach. Lovely spot!

1  Thank Finesse026
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