Friday, July 08, 2011

Glass Beach

One of the main motivations to take this road trip up to my Grandma's was the Glass Beach three hours above San Francisco.

My sister and I have always wanted to go on a road trip up there, but just didn't find the opportunity where we would take six hours out of our day driving, just to go see a beach. So this was the perfect opportunity. And, I hate to say it, but I would definitely NOT recommend making a day trip just to see this beach. While it is perfect to stop by for a road trip, there just wasn't enough to make it worth three hours of driving there and three hours of driving back. Regardless, it was an absolutely beautiful beach as all California beaches are, and we are SO glad we FINALLY got to see it and spent hours collecting sea glass.




By the end of it, we were all laying on our stomachs sorting through the glass for those we wanted to keep. It might've been one of the most relaxing times on our trip.

Two hours passed without us even realizing it.

And, sadly, it was well past time to get back on the road.



The sea glass is there because the beach used to be a dumping ground. A sad way to come about, but a reminder that even something so sad can end up beautiful. If you're willing to brave the crazy, windy, hairpin roads and are on your way up the coast up highway one, any way, I highly recommend stopping by Glass Beach in Fort Bragg.

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11 Comments:

villagegirl said...

Beautiful! I can't think of a better place to spend an afternoon. I am a sucker for ocean and beaches. *sigh* :)

becoming teacher misty said...

I love the beach on a nice day! Too bad for a long drive and a short stay, but it looked fun none-the-less. :)

s + b said...

so beautiful! this is my favorite kind of beach. and that sea glass photo is just gorgeous!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

anything that goes by that name is somewhere i'd like to visit one day! what a beautiful array of photos, it's a dreamlike spot. so happy you got to spend this time with your sister. wishing you a wondrous new weekend ahead! ♥

Hannah J. Holmes said...

I would love to go hunting for pieces of pretty sea glass :) Have you seen the movie Spanglish? That's what sea glass makes me think of.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I always see these types of places on the movies...I would LOVE to go to one and collect some sea glass myself! Lucky girl!! This is one beautiful beach. :)

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

p.s. WHY??!?!?! was I not already an official follower of your awesome blog? I could have sworn that I was. ;(

LV said...

I love this! simply beautiful! and even sitting there digging through glass, you manage to look chic in our ripped jeans:-)

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Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

i want to go there. I want to collect sea glass.

Val Fox said...

We're going to the beach in September, and until then I'm enjoying seeing your pictures so I can be there vicariously! What a beautiful place you all visited!
-Val

Sonya said...

I would totally go out of my way just to spend time on that beach collecting sea glass.

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