Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sea Glass Beach in HI

Glass Beach Kauai Hawaii

Port Allen, Kauai HI
It takes the ocean about 10 to 30 years to create sea glass, and the resulting tumbled glass by the ocean is a frosted, jelly bean-like pebble.

Glass Beach is located in the middle of an industrial part in Hanapepe, Kauai. The shoreline of Glass Beach is covered with millions of sea glasses - brown, aqua-colored, clear and blue.

The glass found at Glass Beach was broken bottles and auto glass dumped by Swiss Cheese Shoreline on the western end of Kauai. Located between Lawai Beach and Salt Pond Beach Park, Glass Beach is a stretch of glittering pieces of broken glass. It's amazing to see what the ocean did to all that junk. The one thing that could mar the ethereal effect of Glass Beach is the gas tanks overlooking one side of the beach.

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