Sea glass on coastline

Take A Trip To California To Visit One Of The Most Unique US Beaches

By Kristin Conard


Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California, is covered in colorful sea glass amidst the natural sand and stones. Visitors come from around the world to see the beach's glittering glass.
The sea glass found in Fort Bragg today can be traced back to the major earthquake of 1906. After the disaster, people used the coastline as a dump site for the debris.
Due to the geography of the shoreline, the garbage dumped over the beach cliffs was broken down and weathered by the waves and the tide before being deposited on the beaches.
Glass Beach is now a part of the MacKerricher State Park, so it's illegal to take any of the glass with you. Snap lots of pictures instead, and leave the glass there for others to enjoy.
To learn more about sea glass, visit the International Sea Glass Museum at Fort Bragg, which showcases the varying colors of glass and where they came from.