Glass Beach- Ft. Bragg

Elm St & Old Haul Rd, Fort Bragg, California 95437 USA

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“Not your normal beach”

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Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. In the early 20th century, Fort Bragg residents threw their household garbage over cliffs owned by the Union Lumber Company onto what is now Glass Beach, discarding glass, appliances, and even vehicles. Locals referred to it as "The Dumps." Fires were lit to reduce the size of the trash pile. The California State Water Resources Control Board and city leaders closed the area in 1967. Various cleanup programs were undertaken through the years to correct the damage. Over the next several decades the pounding waves cleaned the beach, by breaking down everything but glass and pottery and tumbling those into the small, smooth, colored pieces that cover Glass Beach. In 1998, the private owner of the property determined that Glass Beach should belong to the public, and began a five year process of working with the California Costal Conservancy and the California Integrated Waste Management Board for the cleanup and sale of the property to the state. Following completion of the clean up, the California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the 38-acre (15 ha) Glass Beach property, and it was incorporated into MacKerricher State Park in October 2002.

Taking glass off this beach is not permitted.

Not a typical beach, but interesting to say the least.

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Glass Beach- Ft. Bragg

Elm St & Old Haul Rd
Fort Bragg, California
95437 USA

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