Glass Beach

Sea glass
A small sampling of the sea glass on the beach. In addition one can find well worn pieces of porcelain.
User: Austin Explorer - 1/30/2016

Location: Coastal Trail

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 0.49 Mile  Elapsed Time: 34 minutes


Coppertone and I heard about Glass Beach and had some conflicting views on whether there was any sea glass still there.  After getting a tip from a Mendocino shopkeeper we showed up and went immediately to the "difficult" beach access.  It was worth the trip.

The difficult part is getting down the steep stairs made by a ladder of logs.  A couple of the bottom logs didn't have much sand or dirt between them, which made them a bit loose and unsteady.

The cove we visited here was Fort Bragg's garbage dump until 1959 and has much more glass than the more accessible cove to the north that was used until the late 1960's.

Log Photos
Sea glass
Harbor seals