Glass Beach
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The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
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  • Brian B
    Marion, Ohio83 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sea glass is still there
    We did find a lot of sea glass at this beach, but I am sure there used to be more. We saw multiple people taking samples home, so it is no wonder as to why some reviews on here are expressing disappointment. We enjoyed exploring the rocks and coves, and we did see some seals lounging on the rocks. In mid-June many flowers were in bloom along the seaside trails. Out among the rocks it was easy to see how this used to be a garbage dump, as there were lots of rusty concretions around recognizable objects like spark plugs and copper motor windings. All part of the experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Patann
    22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some glass there
    Visited last month on a west coast Roadtrip. Love to dig for sea glass and knew from previous reviews there was not much left. It was a cool cloudy day but many people were out looking for glass. I feel there was still sections that had some. People were filling up baggies even though sign said not to take it. Mostly white was there but smaller pieces of color were mixed in. Wish we had more time to spend there and walk out away from the main area. It did require abit of climbing down and over to get to glass areas.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • masonsgalpal
    Chicago, Illinois208 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not what I expected, but unique
    Based on peoples photos, I thought we'd roll up on this beach and it would basically be glass pebbles instead of sand. Wasn't quite what we expected, but I picked out teeny tiny pieces (like the size of a Nerd candy) of glass for a photo while my teens skipped rocks into the water. It was fairly crowded but plenty of space for everyone. Parking lot was pretty full when we visited.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Robert P N
    Los Angeles, California2,254 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its worth a stop and a look and see
    Glass beach is a site seeing event with a small walk. There is a small amount of parking and there is a nice public restroom. We decided not to try and hike down to the beach. It is very steep and slippery and there are no ropes. Best to just take a walk and view the beach from the cliffs
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • kurt1952
    Costa Mesa, California7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sea Glass Collector’s Destination
    I’m an international beach sand collector, so visiting Glass Beach in Ft. Bragg was a definite must. Nice town, but we preferred to stay for a couple of days in nearby scenic and quaint town of Mendocino. Visit the Glass Beach museum in town first; they have lots to see and love to answer questions about history of the place. We spent 2 hours collecting lots of beautiful “sea glass” on the beach, then had a late lunch of delicious pizza and beer in town before our return drive along the coast to Mendocino.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • 63impala
    Stoneham, Massachusetts1,365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sea glass aplenty!!
    I see reviews from people saying that there is no glass left. Well they must be blind or looking in the wrong spots. Most beaches you are lucky to find a peice of seas glass. Not here, you are lucky to find a rock. When the tide goes out a little you get to see even more sea glass. You will find a lot of whites, browns and greens. The reds and blues are harder to find but they are there. Well worth a trip to check it out.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Shapokliyak
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a beach with a lot of very small pieces of pretty glass, not a beach glass supermarket.
    I really don't know what people are expecting. If you want to see an entire gin bottle, look in your recycling bin. This is a beach. It has small pieces of glass everywhere. They are very pretty, but not something you would want to take home with you. Maybe just look at them. The hermit crabs are awesome. They are all over the place in the tide pools. Maybe they could call it 'hermit crab beach," but then people would complain that the crabs weren't big enough to eat. 🥴 Seriously, it's a cool beach in a fun town. Worth seeing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 23, 2023
  • Heather K
    Walnut Creek, California34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must stop in Ft Bragg
    This is a must stop for us every time we visit. We can easily spend 2 hours here just combing through all the glass. It’s fun to find rare colors or different shapes. The parking lot can get full but there is also street parking. There are bathrooms. Going at low tide is important.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 19, 2024
  • lkis229
    Southington, Connecticut566 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Beach
    We stopped after riding the Skunk Train and was disappointed that so little of the glass was still there. I'm sure people have taken more than a handful of glass over time so it was a little disappointing to find so little. however, the beach was nice with some beautiful drift wood.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written May 6, 2024
  • PipPaul W
    Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom1,906 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    That was fun
    If you can't find glass on the beach them you are not looking.!!! There are thousands of pieces, you just need to look carefully and get your eye in Green, clear and brown (once you realise it is there) appear most common. Blue less so, red almost impossible Nice place to idle some time in good weather
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2024
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Sara S
Collinsville, OK355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This place is beautiful with lots of little glass gems & blue shells to gaze upon! Unique landscape. Wear sturdy shoes as a little climbing & maneuvering is required to get down to the beach.
Written May 22, 2024
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rileyw0510
Menlo Park, CA106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Me and my family were in the area and have heard about this beach. I wanted to go check it out but it did not live up to my expectations. There was barely no sea glass and the beach was hard to find. Dogs are allowed which is nice.
Written May 14, 2024
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you can't find glass on the beach them you are not looking.!!!
There are thousands of pieces, you just need to look carefully and get your eye in
Green, clear and brown (once you realise it is there) appear most common. Blue less so, red almost impossible
Nice place to idle some time in good weather
Written May 7, 2024
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lkis229
Southington, CT566 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We stopped after riding the Skunk Train and was disappointed that so little of the glass was still there. I'm sure people have taken more than a handful of glass over time so it was a little disappointing to find so little. however, the beach was nice with some beautiful drift wood.
Written May 6, 2024
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Sarah Z
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Enjoyed our visit and getting to see the glass and tide pools. Would have liked more info about the history on signs at the site.
Written March 29, 2024
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sindi m
Rancho Cucamonga, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This beach is beautiful. I drove from LA to go see the glass and there’s not much glass but still worth the drive. The views are just incredible
Written March 26, 2024
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Heather K
Walnut Creek, CA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is a must stop for us every time we visit. We can easily spend 2 hours here just combing through all the glass. It’s fun to find rare colors or different shapes. The parking lot can get full but there is also street parking. There are bathrooms. Going at low tide is important.
Written February 19, 2024
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Shapokliyak
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I really don't know what people are expecting. If you want to see an entire gin bottle, look in your recycling bin. This is a beach. It has small pieces of glass everywhere. They are very pretty, but not something you would want to take home with you. Maybe just look at them. The hermit crabs are awesome. They are all over the place in the tide pools. Maybe they could call it 'hermit crab beach," but then people would complain that the crabs weren't big enough to eat. 🥴

Seriously, it's a cool beach in a fun town. Worth seeing.

Written December 23, 2023
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Patty B
Gillette, WY20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
While picking up sea glass from the beach is now illegal (not that it has stopped some beachgoers from tangling with the law in defiance), it's an incredible place to visit on principle, alone. LEAVE THE GLASS THERE!! We were there in Nov. 2021.
Written November 19, 2023
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smt106
Massachusetts96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
There is not much glass left on the beach, but it’s still kind of fun to go. Someone else recommended going to the left when you follow the path to the ocean — we saw lots of tiny beach glass, but only took a few pieces.
Written October 5, 2023
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