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Glass Beach, Fort Bragg

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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. To visit Glass Beach on your holiday in Fort Bragg, and find out what else Fort Bragg has to offer, use our Fort Bragg trip itinerary maker.
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  • The story behind the Glass Beach is more fascinating than the beach itself. How stupid can we be? There is not that much glass left as people are taking the pebbles with them. But worth stopping when ...  more »
  • My daughter had heard about this beach and since we were heading down the coast we made the stop and was really intrigued by the backstory and what the power of nature can do.I heard it was more drama...  more »
  • Mind-blowing sea glass. Walk to the left, climb a vertical wall down, and discover sea glass heaven. It really does sing in the wind.  more »