The strange and beautiful objects found along this beach started out as trash. Until 1959, this site was Fort Bragg's garbage dump. Years of smoldering fires and salt-water spray melted and twisted old cars, household trash, electric materials, and myriad other discarded items, turning them into fantastical shapes. Meanwhile, the constant rolling of the sort ground bits of glass and ceramic into smooth beach confetti.
Unfortunately, this historic treasure is disappearing as both locals and visitors cart off interesting objects and take handfuls of glass "jewels." The amount of glass on our beach today is a fraction of what it was in the early 1980s.
Enjoy our town's history, but please don't take our sea glass away. Ask others to leave our treasure on the beach.