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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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  • Not much left in the way of glass or treasures. Nice place to walk around with parking and restrooms readily available.  more »
  • This is a very unique and interesting Northern California beach right in Fort Bragg. Parking was easy the day we were there, and there is a restroom by the parking lot.There are trails, cliffs, specta...  more »
  • We went and it was windy and high tide, but was super fun and beautiful. There's a convenient parking lot and several trail that you can take along the coast. There was glass all over as well as lots ...  more »