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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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  • Unfortunately the years have taken their toll on Glass Beach. Once a unique spot to see years of trash glass tumbled by the sea, there is now little to see as people continue to search the shore for g...  more »
  • Okay, so when I looked up this location and decided to go, I thought I'd see glass EVERYWHERE. If this is also what you're expecting, you're going to be disappointed. It's a beautiful location and whe...  more »
  • It's a small beach with smooth glass pieces instead is sand...therefore a glass beach....hard to accsess and people filling bags of glass for crafts. Pretty area.  more »