Glass Beach In California, USA Is Trash Turned Treasure & A Must Visit For All You Travel Buffs

by Akriti Seth
Glass Beach In California, USA Is Trash Turned Treasure & A Must Visit For All You Travel Buffs

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The Glass Beach in California, USA is a glittering sea glass beach formed by nature that has turned trash into treasure with its might.

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What Is It?

Glass Beach, a southern beach of MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg, in Northern California, is a mesmerising example of the power of nature to transform trash into treasure. Now the question is how is there so much glass?
The sea glass is a side effect of years of rubbish being dumped on the beach. It was stopped in 1960s as by then the beach was full of everything; from bottles and cans, to local residents’ trash to electrical appliances. The waves broke everything  down into colourful pebbles and now the beach is one of the most famous tourist attractions.
And now the threat is, the tourists taking the glass!

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What Else?

The state government now has made it illegal to remove any glass from Glass Beach. The place acts as a great picnic spot to take kids out but taking them near the water can be dangerous.

Some more trails around include: A hike north up to Pudding Creek Beach. A paved multi-use trail crosses over an old train trestle to give you an ecstatic experience and view.

There are also some trails that go south from the Glass Beach entry path to other glassy beaches that are outside of the state park boundary.

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Best time to go to California: May to October, August and September are the best (mainly southern California)
Nearest Airport to Glass Beach: Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS)
Flight Tickets (Mumbai to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport ): Starts from ₹65,607

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