Overview of Glass Beach

Glass Beach

California North
USA West


The history of Glass Beach is as colorful as the surf-polished glass that covers it. Once the site for glass bottling factory, it also served as the town dump many years ago. There are still many treasures to uncover on this dive!

Directions: At the North end of Fort Bragg, turn West from Highway 1 on Elm Street (the Northern-most stop light).


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03/15/2003 Mike Muraco (Avg: 3.65 Review) - This area has a lot of rock fish, crabs, abalone and kelp. At times when it's calm it is just like diving in an aquarium that is very well taken care of; however, be careful of sharps sticking out of rocks near & on shore. This was a dump a long time ago. Very interesting place to dive!


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 Map     Sat
GPS: CN0201


Parking at Glass Beach 

At the intersection of Elm and Glass Beach, find a convenient parking place.

Trail Head



Trail Head at Glass Beach 

It's a 300 yard hike to the entry, so bring your tank cart!




Overview at Glass Beach 

Beachcombers search for interesting pieces of glass that have been sheltered from the normal pounding waves of the Pacific.


 Map     Sat
GPS: CN0204


Entry at Glass Beach 

It's an easy slip into the water.

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Glass Beach  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.00
Bottom Conditions:  4.00
Reef Conditions:  4.00
Animal Life:  4.00
Plant Life:  4.00
Facilities:  2.00
Solitude 3.00
Roads:  4.00
*Site Average:  3.65

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  4.00
Beginner Scuba:  3.00
Intermediate Scuba:  3.00
Advanced Scuba:  4.00
Night diving Scuba:  4.00

Number of reviews for this site: 1


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