On May 18-20, our little family visited Fort Bragg, in honor of my husband Vlady’s 40th birthday. This is the sixth in a series of posts about the places we visited on our trip.
Glass Beach #1 is a cinch to reach. Park and walk a ways, there’s your beach.
Glass Beach #2 takes a little more foreknowledge and bravado. When you get to where the fence on the left of the foot path veers left, turn with it instead of going straight. The path gets a little dicey in places, up on a cliff, and then there’s a little rocky trail down the cliff that requires free hands.
When you get to the beach you’ll be amazed that it is literally covered in glass orbs. While Glass Beach #1 has been nearly picked clean of these treasures because it is so easy to access, the spiriting-away of glass bits from #2 has been at a slower pace. Sadly, plenty of people are still picking out the nicer pieces and packing them home, never to be seen in public again.
The beach is lovely, surrounded by rock outcroppings. It even has a little tunnel, and a shelf to perch a toddler on.
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