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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Not worth the walk

Two trails lead to Glass Beach: one "difficult", one "easy". Due to the unstable situation at some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Pass it by

Not worth the two minute walk. The advertising pamphlets did not represent what we saw. What we saw... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kevin C
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The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“unique beach” (20 reviews)
“low tide” (67 reviews)
Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive, Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Two trails lead to Glass Beach: one "difficult", one "easy". Due to the unstable situation at some places of the coast, there are lots of fences, stairs are closed for renovation. The beach itself is not worth the walk. There are only microscopic pieces left...More

Thank 2e2k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not worth the two minute walk. The advertising pamphlets did not represent what we saw. What we saw was a fairly dirty beach with some green glass flecks occasionally. The good news it is free but not recommended

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a kid and all you really saw was glass. Now, years of tourists taking pieces and locals collecting it to sell, the glass is a lot less. It's still there and beautiful, but you don't get the striking effect that...More

Thank DanielleML
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around noon and the beach was already filled with people, all ages, digging and searching for glass. Even on the beach, the glass was easy to find, although most was small in size. For the balanced challenged or wheelchairs, you could get close...More

Thank Rebekajean
Reviewed 1 week ago

For people heading for Glass Beach, be aware on July 13, 2017 we went expecting to go down to glass beach on those scary steps...no sign at beginning of walkway to inform you, but when you get there it is all sealed off with sign...More

3  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has a great walking trail system to explore the many little beaches and tide pools. However, if you're expecting to see lots of pretty glass beads littering the beach, don't count on it. The glass scattered throughout the unusual beach sand/rocks. However, you will see...More

2  Thank TaylorRose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say... what a beautiful place! Tranquil and relaxing. We went to Glass Beach right after sunrise and there was only one other family there so it wasn't crowded at all. Highly recommend if ever in this area

Thank lainydoll
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glass Beach is one of those places that you go to to say you have been there. The "good" glass is long gone. You want good pieces of sea glass, get yourself a rock tumbler and make your own or go to a craft store...More

Thank zeldamark52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had walking trails all over, but you have to really look hard to find glass, but still very nice view of the ocean

Thank billydanger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most famous beach in the ares although most of the bigger pebbles of colored glass have been taken away by tourists but fine grains remain and make it look exotic. Worth a visit.

Thank SMChico2
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Cyncity050 | Reviewed this property |
No. But there are plenty of other areas to be at. Go to Mackerriker State Park in Fort Bragg, CA. The first entrance is the camping area. The second entrance takes you down to picnic areas, boardwalk, ocean, tide pools... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from Wayne O | Reviewed this property |
RVs can park on Glass Beach Drive off W. Elm St. Just a 1/4 mile from Glass Beach shore. Google either Glass Beach and W. Elm St. Enjoy!
John A
29 March 2017|
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Response from Cindy D | Reviewed this property |
The upper paths had jogging/walking dog friendly trails. The beach area was closed due to the storms and mud while we were there.