Glass Beach, Fort Bragg

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#1 of 8 in Beaches in Mendocino County
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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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a nice place to spend time with kids and family. There are lot of sea glasses. But mostly white, transparent glass, small brown and small green glasses. You will find lot of blue shells. We trie...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    If you like to collect shards of ocean smoothed glass then this is for you. Otherwise it is a typically scenic beach on the Mendocino coast.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It was a foggy evening when we went to the beach so it was nothing great. Maybe had the sun been out the beach would have looked much better.  more »

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