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The North Coast Sights

Glass Beach

  • Elm St. and Old Haul Rd. Map It
  • Fort Bragg
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 05/08/2015

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The ocean isn't visible from most of Fort Bragg, but a gravel path on Elm Street three blocks west of Main Street leads to wild coastline where you can walk for miles along the bluffs. The sandy coves nearest the road are called Glass Beach because here lies more sea glass than you've likely ever seen in one place (this area formerly served as the city dump, and the surf pulverized the trash into beautiful treasures). You can gaze at the dazzling colors, but don't take any glass with you; it's now against the law. No swimming at this beach either, for safety's sake. Amenities: parking (free); toilets. Best For: sunset; walking.

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Elm St. and Old Haul Rd., Fort Bragg, California, 95437, United States

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Updated 05/08/2015


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