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Glass Beach, Fort Bragg

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#1 of 10 in Beaches in Mendocino County
Beach · Nature / Park
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You can find large quantities of sea glass at only a handful of beaches in the world, and Glass Beach is one of them. Until 1967, the beach was used as the city's landfill and was covered by all kinds of waste, including colored glass. A major cleanup effort, combined with the effect of the tides, removed all the litter smoothed the glass. Today, the shore is awash with millions of glass pebbles. You also can view a vibrant ecosystem in the tide pools, which are home to a variety of aquatic species. Note that it's illegal to remove glass from the north part of the beach, which is a part of a state park. Plan to visit Glass Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fort Bragg attractions using our Fort Bragg driving holiday planner.
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  • Lots of places to sit and watch the ocean. Nice parking lot with rest rooms. Excellent paved trail for those on wheels. Views galore. When I first went 20 years ago, there was so much glass you... 
    Lots of places to sit and watch the ocean. Nice parking lot with rest rooms. Excellent paved trail for those on wheels. Views galore. When I first went 20 years ago, there was so much glass you...  more »
  • There is lots of glass on the beach. Just not the super big pieces, but the whole beach is covered in pea size glass....you are constantly walking on it...there is plenty of glass. Beautiful beach... 
    There is lots of glass on the beach. Just not the super big pieces, but the whole beach is covered in pea size glass....you are constantly walking on it...there is plenty of glass. Beautiful beach...  more »
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  • Could not find any glass beach as advertised
  • No beach access anymore, it’s all fenced off.

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