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“Unique Beach through Industrial Area”
Review of Glass Beach

Glass Beach
Ranked #9 of 14 things to do in Eleele
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 Waimea Canyon to Poipu and were looking for a spot to take sunset photos so stopped by here. You have to drive through an industrial area, and there appeared to be some sketchy characters lurking about, but we got some nice sunset photos and headed home.

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Karen M
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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 to sunset).

This spot is located very close to Port Allen and the big parking lot for all the cruise/snorkel tours, so if you are in that area, it might be worth swinging by.

Tip: Continue up the dirt road to find an old cemetery, and a nice view from a small cliff. This spot is great for sunsets. You're welcome.

Thank 206TravelGuy
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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
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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 but if you look closely there are other colors. There are very few large pieces but the fact that there are tiny pieces of tumbled round pieces of glass in the black and white sand is beautiful yet sad at the same time given that it all came from years of trash being dumped in the water. Even more interesting to me was the bit of metal and aluminum in the sand. It has been tumbled as well but is still in larger chunks. When the tide is low it is a great place for viewing the tidepools. The road down to it was driveable but we opted to park at the top of the dirt road on the side of the road so as to not chance it with the rental car. We have been to other glass beaches on the mainland but they are more sand/rock than glass so this was the largest amount of glass we have seen on a beach.

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