Fort Bragg, California: Glass Beach

Crashing waves have turned the broken glass of Glass Beach into foot-friendly pebbles.
Address:
Old Haul Rd, Fort Bragg, CA
Directions:
North edge of town, at the far west end of W. Elm St.
Admission:
Free
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Glass Beach.

Glass Beach

There is a new asphalt walkway along the headlands. There are many dog stations for bags, and benches for resting. You can walk or ride a bike north to the Pudding Creek Trestle, where you continue north to MacKerricher State Park.

[Lu Alvarez, 03/08/2016]

Glass beach.

Glass Beach

Tons of colorful glass all along the beach.

[Jessica Ward, 07/16/2015]

Beaten by wave action into rounded, barefoot-friendly beads.

Glass Beach.

Glass Beach

Originally a dumping ground for local residents, decades of pounding surf has turned the broken shards of glass on Glass Beach into smooth stones without sharp edges. There are signs for people not to take any glass, but people still do.

[Irwin & Victorina, 07/24/2013]

We'd read somewhere that Glass Beach fans are depleting its unique appeal by carting away the glass bits for home collections.

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