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Glass Beach

This is a small (can't swim there) beach where colored glass washes up on the shore. The pieces are... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2013
coleen k
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Pretty cool stop along the way

Not a destination beach but we were really glad we made the stop. It was so cool to see the black... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Read about this in one of our books and thought it would be interesting to go. Perhaps it was because is was later in the day but we didn't find any really interesting glass. there are so many more beautiful things to see and do...More

1  Thank B W
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This beach is situated in a very industrial area at the end of a crappy road. That said, this is the second time we have visited there because there is interesting sand. The beach itself is very small, the water is not swimmable and there...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a small (can't swim there) beach where colored glass washes up on the shore. The pieces are tiny but an interesting place to stop on your tour.

Thank coleen k
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Not a destination beach but we were really glad we made the stop. It was so cool to see the black sand and glass mixed in together. Really weird feel to it and worth checking out for sure. It is easy to find and parking...More

Thank travelpanthers
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I read the history of this beach and was hopeful that it could hold some treasures, but it was (as some have noted before) the glory days of treasure hunting on this beach are gone. Finding the beach took a bit of looking in and...More

1  Thank BeyondMyFence
Reviewed August 21, 2012

The glass beach folks are talking about isn't the Real glass beach. It used to be. Until it got into all the travel books and was picked over.. So were not talking any more! and yes it was the dump site for the japanese camp...More

1  Thank Pat W
Reviewed August 20, 2012

We went by on the way back from a hike. Odd parking at the end of funky road (would not have done this by myself). The beach was deserted except for someone who seemed to be camped out there. Found very little glass and quickly...More

1  Thank sueBoston
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was not impressed with this beach. The location is industrial/commercial, the glass is gone or too small to notice. I am glad I went, but now I know not to go again. If you have the time check it out, otherwise leave it off...More

Thank JeremyKalihiwai
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We did find this place, but it wasn't much of a glass beach! Where did all the glass go? We did walk a bit further and was able to watch the sunset from up on the bluffs.

Thank alisonisky
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Dark sand and little pieces of glass. I guess we have a former dump to thank for this spot. Very rough surf today.

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