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Sea Glass Museum

17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
+1 707-357-1585
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Enjoyable visit

Finally decided to visit this place, should of stopped here years ago. No charge for admission but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dragonfly1010
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Citrus Heights, California
Beautiful Setting

This is more than a beach, but a part of local history. Make sure to go to the local museum to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eliz102
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Antigua and Barbuda
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Fort Bragg, CA, has the highest concentration of sea glass in the world. Founded by Capt. Cass Forrington, a retired former deep sea captain, who scours Fort Bragg’s three world famous glass beaches for their rare and beautiful treasures, the Sea Glass Museum is the world’s largest permanent sea glass display with over 3,000 artifacts on display. The Sea Glass Museum is one of the most popular and beautiful attractions on the Mendocino coast and is a must see for children of all ages! Even grumpy faces leave the museum smiling. Be sure to stop in before visiting the beaches to get directions to the best sea glass locations, not only in Fort Bragg, but all along the Mendocino coast.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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17801 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8301
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+1 707-357-1585
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Finally decided to visit this place, should of stopped here years ago. No charge for admission but would like donations. There were all kinds of glass and artifacts from glass beach. Lots of information like that some of the green sea glass glows under black...More

Thank Dragonfly1010
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is more than a beach, but a part of local history. Make sure to go to the local museum to learn more about why all this glass is here. Fabulous location to take in the tide pools and enjoy the scenery.

Thank Eliz102
Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a fun place to visit. very educational. the owner is interesting to talk to also. knows a lot about Glass Beach.

Thank ricequeen419
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rather funky but interesting place... I think it might deserve to be listed on the "Roadside America" website! It is quite small inside so be prepared. If you bring your sense of humour or at least a relaxed attitude, you should enjoy...More

1  Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a wonderful place. Lots of seaglass and history. Amazing place but owner could be a little more tolerant of tourists.

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting something different. A lot of items for purchase. Staff/owner is unfriendly. Wouldn't suggest it or return. Sign on the front door

Thank AShibalover
Cass F, Owner at Sea Glass Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Apparently, like so many others who have posted a poor review, you only made it into the gift shop and missed the museum entrance. I hope you return so you can see the museum, which is what everyone else is raving about.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sea Glass Museum was packed will collections of sea glass, pottery shards, and other items scoured by the sand. Everthing is neatly categorized and sorted by colors. It was quite beautiful and interesting. However, I did think the prices were rather high on items...More

Thank 2TravelBears
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a hoot, entrepreneurship at it's best (or worst.) Right at the entrance are small plastic bags of "seed glass" probably made up of broken beer and sherry bottles for $4.95 for people to throw into the ocean. Calendars and books are available for purchase...More

1  Thank J-Seagal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An informative visit about the Fort Bragg area and the Sea Glass. The real sea captain greeted us! He was a bit gruff but to be expected from an old salt. As the visit continued, his gruffness diminished and he opened about about the area,...More

Thank OldPilotOld
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The Museum is small but it has a lot of interesting things to see and hear. There are DVD's to purchase as well as jewelry and other unique items. I should have stopped here before going to glass beach because there are other locations in...More

Thank JNSBolosan1
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