Glass Beach

Black sand beach
964 Glass Beach Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, USA
138 miles from Sacramento, CA
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • CrabbingPublic crabbing sites
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There is almost no sea glass left on the beach.

Glass Beach is a black sand beach with lots of rocks and some beautiful fragments of sea glass buried in the sand.

Once there was a dump site at this place. Over the decades, the ocean waves would crash into the dump pile and would naturally break down glass and pottery shards into the smooth glass fragments.

Since beach visitors like to take the sea glass with them, now there’s not much left, yet the beach is worth visiting.

Driving Time

  • 3 hours 25 minutes from San Fransisco, CA
  • 3 hours 45 minutes from Sacramento, CA
  • 4 hours 20 minutes from Redding, CA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beach reviewed by:
Phil R.
Photos from Google Maps
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Glass Beach videos

Found a Secret Cove Full of Beach Glass!
An intriguing video about treasure hunting on the beach
A Captain’s Story of Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach
An exciting video of the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Fort Bragg, California 964 Glass Beach Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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