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Have to catch it on a good day

This beach is hit or miss. On some days, the glass is everywhere and beautiful. On our day, there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackson, Michigan
Unique Beach through Industrial Area

I wouldn't make a special trip just to go out to this beach. It's rather small, and the glass is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe G
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think it's a beach worth visiting anytime. It is a smaller beach compared to others but still plenty big for a visit. We stopped by before a boat trip we had across the street. If I recall correctly you take the last left possible...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is hit or miss. On some days, the glass is everywhere and beautiful. On our day, there were tiny pieces scattered around. It's not a scenic beach and I wouldn't swim there. You go for the sea glass.

Thank AMS2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't make a special trip just to go out to this beach. It's rather small, and the glass is very fine. You have to look real close to notice that it's glass mixed in with black sand. We were on our way back from...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an often overlooked little beach that is really beautiful especially around sunset. Easy access.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Most of the sand here is black, which is pretty cool. There weren't too many pieces of glass that could be seen when we arrived, but we talked to someone who said the best time to find them was in the morning (we arrived close...More

Thank 206TravelGuy
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's off the beaten path, that's for sure. It's in a heavy industrial area and the glass has been reduced to grains of sand by the ocean. We did not find any large pieces of sea glass.

Thank 1466martin
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Super cool glass beach. Other reviews complain that it isn’t what they expected but that was really their own fault. It is exactly what it is, a beach with ground up bits of glass on the shoreline. There is mainly clear and brown glass bits...More

1  Thank Tricia-OnTheGo
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Everything you have read about this place needs to be rewritten. We went. All the glass on the beach is no more. We don’t know why or what may have happened . Bob

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Are far as beaches go, it's just okay, but what you're really there for is to collect sea glass. Not real easy to find, there are no signs directing you, but worth it once you find it. Mostly green, brown and white/clear glass and the...More

2  Thank IslandLovinTwosome
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This little spot is nestled behind some industrial buildings. The road is partially washed out and parking is limited. The water and rocks are beautiful. Don’t expect to swim as it’s pretty rough water. Climbing on the wet rocks is also not a good idea!...More

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