Glass beach is probably Fort Bragg's biggest attraction. The concept of the beach is both odd and intriguing, and once you see the beach, you will fall in love with its beauty.
Glass Beach gets its name from the smooth, colorful pieces of glass on the pebbly beach. The site was once a trash dump so broken bottles are now little treasures to be found and photographed (and left behind) from local residents ' garbage cans. Removal of any glass from Glass Beach is illegal. This is an excellent place for children to explore around but watch them close to the water that can be dangerous. From the parking area on Glass Beach Road, a few blocks west of Highway 1 down West Elm Street, there is a full beach path.
This beach has two sections where you can view the glass. The first section, and visibly the more popular one, really didn't have that much drink. You will find yourself hunched over, searching for the tiny shards. The second section is off to the left of the first, and to get to it, you must climb down a small cliff. The area has a lot more of the glass to see. Large pieces of glass too. I would recommend not walking around barefoot though because sadly people seem to think it's O.K. to add to the beach by discarding their broken bottles to it. The glass is lovely, and the beach also has a lot of beautiful shells and sea plant life. If you continue walking on the trail past glass beach, you will find more areas of the coast, with even more beautiful views. If you make it to the end, you will also come to the Pudding Creek Trestle, which is a sight itself. Everything about this beach is beautiful.
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