This beach is sort of a conundrum when it comes to leave no trace and not taking things from nature.
The glass on Glass Beach is not natural, it is there because this area was once a landfill...the glass is what was left over after they cleaned it up. The colors vary from green (wine bottles) brown (beer), clear (windshields)and reds from taillights.
Over time the glass was polished by the sand and the ocean, leaving us with this beautiful glass covered beach...but the amount of glass has been dropping because visitors want to collect a big bag full to bring home for themselves...if this continues, visitors in the future will wonder why this sandy beach is called “Glass Beach”. #glassbeach #fortbragg #norcal