Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
If beach-combing is your thing, you need to visit Glass Beach near Fort Bragg in Mendocino County, CA. Used as an official water dump site back in 1906, the buildup of trash and debris were pounded by waves over time, creating a beach full of smooth, polished sea glass. The area was closed for dumping in the late ’60s and several cleanups ensued over time, but the glass remains. Visitors are discouraged from taking glass from the ever-diminishing supply, and it’s preferred that you take a photo of the treasures you find while leaving them behind for others to enjoy.