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“Ok- but not all that special”
Review of Glass Beach

Glass Beach
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Fort Bragg
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Owner description: The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
Mendocino, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ok- but not all that special”
Reviewed 17 March 2012

In the old days, you could find all sorts of things, including some brilliant glass. In the last couple of decades the city council decided to 'clean it up' and spoiled a lot of what was precious about it. Still worth collecting glass- but how much 'red' or 'blue' can you find?

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Oroville, California
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“We ended up spending hours here!”
Reviewed 13 March 2012

Who knew an old dumpsite would yield such amazing beauty? We had to scale quite a cliff to get down to the particular area we chose to go to, but it was worth the bumps along the way down! haha! At first sight we were amazed that there were not just a few pieces of glass here and there, but that the ENTIRE beach was covered in the smooth multicolored pieces! Some were tiny, (like aquarium rocks), and some were large as golf balls. Many shades of green, blue, amber, and clear as well as the rare find of pinks and purples. Now that State Parks has taken over the beach it is advisable to leave the treasures for the next generations to enjoy, but we still had a great time looking and collecting the smooth glass pieces to compare before placing them back where they belong. We ended up spending the good part of two hours poring over the beach without even realizing it! Fun, fun, fun!!!

Visited March 2012
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Santa Rosa, California
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81 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Lots of old glass washed up on shore”
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Walked to Glass Beach and was very nice, say lots of old pieces of glass washed up on shore in all different colors. Easy access for walking

Visited March 2012
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Winters, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“glass beach”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

it was nice, not too much glass left on the beach. but there is a nice tide pool.

Visited February 2012
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Fort Bragg, California
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92 reviews
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“Garbage dump to park”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

The "sand" at Glass Beach is actually tiny bits of glass, polished by the ocean tides - the remainders of bottles dumped at the site decades ago. The walk from the parking area is about 1/4 of a mile. There are rocks and tidepools to explore. Wear a sweater as the wind is usually brisk.

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