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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive Santa Maria Ca, Fort Bragg, California USA

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  • Pet Friendly
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“a treasure trove of sea glass!”

The sand at this unusual beach is covered with interesting-shaped and colored rocks and stones.

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Reviewed by
ReneeSmall

  • 14 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
June 15, 2018
Rated 1.0

I realize the reviews here are 4 years old.... after I drove here. So let me give you a updated review. There is nothing here anymore. The beach is fenced off and all other entrances have no significant glass. I wouldn’t waste my time here. There are signs that say no collecting yet there are people here with buckets and knee pads. What a disappointment.

14 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
josh.kopf

  • 1 Review
  • 10 Helpful
May 02, 2014

It's not celebrating garbage; it's celebrating that the earth, through all our attempts to pollute and destroy it, can turn out mistakes into something beautiful.

10 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
FamilyRoadTrippers

  • 19 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 19, 2017
Rated 5.0

We had such a fabulous time finding treasures. The path splits in two, be sure to take the one marked difficult route, not the easy route if you want to find lots of sea glass.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
TerryDubielUnger

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
October 03, 2018
Rated 2.0

*see posted photo 10/3/18 No access to The Glass Beach, it is completely fenced off. The surrounding landscape is beautiful! Nice paved walking path and easy to use sand pathways.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
james.t.sim1

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
January 29, 2014

harrison lake, there is a cabin the owners pasted on to their son years ago the locals made a pool beside it and many smaller hot tub size pools ( the spring water on the side of the hill is bubbling with natural hot springs ) its hard to find been there once it is up the mountain side you must travel across a fast running spring water (small river seasonal ) o ya you will not make it in winter to much snow wish I had more on it I had heard of it for a long time and finally made it one spring you drive up the middle of a fast running creek water was up to the bottom of the windows of the jeep i had borrowed. location right side of BC harrison lake turn before dear and hicks lake about an hour climb or drive best I can do thanks.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jake

  • Road Warrior
  • 13 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
January 19, 2014

Just went here, beach looks nothing like that. Most people have taken the glass, its a nice beach but not like the pics of nothing but glass pabbles, its mainly just rocks, shells sand and some glass pebbles here and there.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
easytoguess

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 03, 2013

I was just there. It doesn't look like that. The beach is spectacular, but it does not look like that.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
dawnyb1995

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
October 29, 2013

We were there this past Summer and loved it. Can't wait to go back

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kieranrundle

  • 14 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 31, 2020
Rated 5.0

My partner and I spent the day here on a roadtrip through California and had the best time.

Come when the tide is low to see the glass. Great tide pools on the Rocky and sandy cliffs. Bring a chair and a book to watch the water move. There were many families with children.

Parking is limited but there are many nearby streets if you’re up for a walk. Wouldn’t recommend for wheelchairs or strollers as the beach is made up of little coves.

The bathrooms are horrific (when open) but other than that: it’s perfect.

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Reviewed by
Kim

  • 7 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 14, 2019
Rated 4.0

You can walk on the glass beach but the sea glass is small. We were in the area and it is free so we stopped. Would not make a special trip to see it. It is only a short walk from the parking area.

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Glass Beach

Elm Street and Glass Beach Drive Santa Maria Ca
Fort Bragg, California
USA

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Good for swimming and walking.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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