See splashes of color at Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach
Discover sea glass at Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach.
- If you go
Where: Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg.
Directions: From Highway 1, turn west on Elm Street and drive a few blocks to Glass Beach Drive. Park at the intersection and walk down to the beach.
When: Open year round.
Information: Visit www.mendocino.com, www.fortbragg.com/explore/glass-beach or www.visitmendocino.com/business/glass-beach.
Considerations: On the Northern Glass Beach, remember to take pictures not glass. Pets are welcome to join your party.
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:08 pm
The beach turns to glass at your feet as you descend upon the shoreline. You marvel at the rounded fragments of color mixed with sand, beckoning you to stop and examine them. And when you answer their call you discover you have landed on a beach full of sea glass — Glass Beach in Mendocino County.
This colorful glass was once trash that was transformed into shiny, polished nuggets of many shapes and sizes by years of pounding surf and rolling ocean waves — nature’s way of reclaiming what was once hers.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:08 pm.