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Glass Beach, Fort Bragg
(2.9/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Interesting beach to wander and look at the glass. Probably best to visit late in the afternoon so the sun will highlight the glass. Pick you paths carefully so you don't get stuck or slip. 
  • would be disappointed if aim at the colorful bits as they are hidding away somewhere. we are being asked by 3 visitors about where they can see the colorful bits while we are searching .... yet, the e...  more »
  • poking around a beach, listening to and watching the waves are always enjoyable activities. I went at low tide on a slightly rainy day. There were plenty of people there but I was able to find some mo...  more »