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Glass Beach Coastal Hike

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In case you don’t follow along on instagram, we just returned from our trip to Mendocino County. It’s located along the northern coast of California, sometimes referred to as the lost coast. I was a little scared that our trip would be cold and foggy, but it was quite the opposite. Most days were in the high 60’s and sunny. Some places were cooler since they were shaded or windy, but for the most part the weather was beautiful. The Glass Beach was harder to find than we expected, especially without cell service on our phones for directions. We ended up parking in a lot at the end of Mackerricher State Park Road, next to Pudding Creek, then walked back along the coastal trail to get to the beaches. There wasn’t a lot of glass left in the more accessible beach, as people keep stealing it by the bucket fullΒ despite the signs advising against it. If we hiked a little farther, there are two more beaches that feature more glass than the one we saw. Either way, the glass is still on the decline and it is frowned upon to remove. On our way out we saw where the official parking lot was for the Glass Beach, butΒ I still enjoyed and actually preferred our hike.

We parked near here:
1000 Mackerricher State Park Road
Fort Bragg, California 95437

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16 comments

  1. that was actually the first trip we took when we returned back to the US after three years in Vienna – those views are amazing… wine not too bad either πŸ˜‰

  2. OMG these pictures are breath taking! Everything looks beautiful. Too bad people cannot follow the rules and leave the glass. Love these pictures!

  3. breath taking photos! number 4 is my favourite πŸ˜‰

  4. Yeah, you have to go to the more hidden beaches for the glass. It’s a bummer people remove it from there. :/

  5. That first picture of you leaning over looking to the water, super awesome.

  6. This is GORGEOUS! I definitely want to go! Pinning this to my California ‘to do’ board!

  7. I absolutely love the sea glass shot. So beautiful!

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  8. Such a beautiful time of year to be visiting this area. I love the lush “greenness” and the flora. Of course the beach and the ocean aren’t bad either!! Glad you two got to enjoy this time away together!! πŸ™‚

    1. There were so many little plants starting to grow in places, I was in plant heaven, haha. You know how I love flowers.

  9. I have never seen sea glass before that. This is inspiring me for a visit.

  10. Sad that people refuse to listen and continue to steal the glass. My mom used to take weekends up in Mendocino. Such a beautiful spot in California.

  11. This is GORGEOUS! Makes me want to travel so badly!

  12. So gorgeous, I would love to visit! One day!

  13. So gorgeous! I love hiking but I haven’t made it out for a hike for a while now. I think I need a new scenery! Maybe I will have to make a trip out to California soon πŸ™‚

  14. OMG that beach is beyond beautiful! I can’t believe people were stealing the glass!

    You totally captured the beauty of Mendocino!

  15. […] MacKerricher State park is beautiful, and on the way through Fort Bragg, be sure to stop at the glass beach and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Van Damme State Park is probably easiest place to see more […]