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 full 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, but I still enjoyed and actually preferred our hike.

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

16 thoughts on “Glass Beach Coastal Hike

  1. 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!! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

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