Friday, August 29, 2014

1 North: Fort Bragg, Sea Glass Museum & Jewelry Gallery + Glass Beach


Sea Glass Museum & Jewelry Gallery  17801 N. Hwy. 1, just S of botanical gardens, (707) 962-0590.  Daily 10-5.  Free.


Sea Glass Museum in Fort Bragg, California
This little glass shack is the world’s first and only sea glass museum.


sea glass jewelery at Sea Glass Museum in Fort Bragg, California
 A large collection is on display, along with some handcrafted jewelry and art items that are available for purchase, and the attendant is helpful in answering questions and directing you to local glass beaches.


Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California
 Glass Beach  On N end of town, turn W on Elm St., drive a few blocks to Glass Beach Dr. and park in the dirt edges, then walk west along the path to the beach.  In the southern end of MacKerricher State Park.  Ask for precise directions when in town.


sea glass at Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California
 Many years ago this was a dump site, but now it is a beach sprinkled with bits of sparkling glass and pottery that have been smoothed by the ocean into jewels.  Unfortunately for visitors, it is now prohibited to remove glass in certain areas, and all that is left is really small pieces compared to what was found just 20 years ago.


wildlife at Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California
anyone know what this is?

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images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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