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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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Special beach, spectacular coast.

The beaches itself is nice because it is something special. The coast in that area is simply beautifull.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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Deventer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beaches itself is nice because it is something special. The coast in that area is simply beautifull.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The expression, "Nothing lasts forever" comes to life here at this former municipal dump. The ocean and elements have worked to remove and dissolve all the crap the community had thrown onto the beach there and over time leave only a lovely carpet of polished bits of glass in a rainbow of colors. It is worth going down to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, but not much glass left on this beach. Resist the temptation to scoop up handfuls of glass, since that is why so little remains. Lovely views and nice walk along wooden boardwalk.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don;t know if it was the time of year, the tides, the increase in visitors but this was way less specatular then just five years ago. Hardly any glass and now you can't collect any, which is fine. But the views are still magnificent. They have a paved lot now and restrooms. Guess it got commercial on us.

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Sydney
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Glass Beach was a great disappointment to us, we arrived in lite rain and fog getting down to the beach is difficult then it’s hard to find the wouldn’t make a special trip to see the glass. If I were to be driving past I would stop for a few minutes only…

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here about 6 years ago and it was completely different. I think I went to a more locals only side of the beach because it was totally different. You could sit down anywhere and it was pure colored pebbles of smoothed down glass. It was beautiful. Not this time. I came here in October and it was completely... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please look, touch, but leave behind for the next visitor to see and experience! FYI: it is against the law to remove the glass. Having said that; we enjoyed looking and digging for rare glass colors like blue and red. The larger glass beach is closed until 2017, but don't let that stop you from coming. Of course come at... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great paved path now has not been here in years. Always a good time shared with the love of my life.

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Corning, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glass beach was beautiful! Our family had a great time playing in the "glass" we took the difficult trail and our 8 yr old was able to get up and down the cliff trail just fine, but not recommended for people who have difficulty hiking. Definitely a must see in fort bragg!

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Davidson, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking down to this area and the many coves and formations. There wasn't much glass! Although the signs say not to take any, I'm pretty sure either visitors (or locals) do take glass when they find it. We have collected glass along the Great Lakes and the Maine coast where such a prohibition is not made...and interestingly there's... More 

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