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Address: Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and...

The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.

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How cool that a former garbage dump can turn into nature's treasures. The stairs had washed out but getting down to the beach was easy. LOTS of ground down colored glass, tide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TrekG
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Littleton, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Imagine translucent glass pebbles over sand, or even smaller bits of glass. That's what the beach is now. People are removing the glass faster than it washes up. Don't do that. On my last visit, kiddos were making some mosaics on the sand with various colors. There was something odd about purposely walking over glass barefoot. And cold. The beach... More 

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Thank Burbgal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People should know that these glasses are created from glasses thrown to the sea and it has softened. However there arent much left unless u take a very close photo. We drove here from SFO and it took us good 4 hours to reach, the drive was awesome. one of my fav roadtrips in west coast. The beach is very... More 

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Thank Saumyashree M
daly city, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Certainly doesn't look like some pictures that I've seen. Very little glass pieces in dull colors. People have taken them all ;(

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Thank M J N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I planned our Valentines trip a week early, and we specifically came (from San Diego area) to see Glass Beach. It's beautiful, and even at high tide, there were some very interesting kelp, and other oceanic "creatures".....

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Thank Paula A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the scenery. Got there just after huge storm came through but still a sight to see. The beach was closed due to storms and conditions but the trails were awesome to walk along.

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1 Thank Cindy D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard all about the Glass Beach while walking around town. We went down to see it, found signs stating, "do not take the glass", but people were collecting it anyway. Not a whole lot of glass to be found to be honest. Cool story behind how it got there though. I've seen more beach glass on Florida beaches and up... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with overcast it is a scenic area. There are so many places to stop and meditate and take a photo or two.it was my first visit but it won't be my last!

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Thank Carol L
Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking to glass beach and taking many beautiful photos. Also like the story of how this glass beach was formed, for God to take trash and turn it into something beautiful.

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Thank PawpawsKajunKitche
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special get away with family and friends. Rain or shine. I'm so glad they cleaned it up and added more paths to walk. Making it easier to walk and take pictures.

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Thank libertybelljuly
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How cool that a former garbage dump can turn into nature's treasures. The stairs had washed out but getting down to the beach was easy. LOTS of ground down colored glass, tide pools with little crabs, olive shells. Great time-spender.

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