Thursday, 2 February 2017
RUSSIA: Beach Of Broken Bottles, “Glass Beach ” Steklyashka
Originally covered in black volcanic sand, the beach now looks multi-coloured thanks to all the shards – called sea glass. Known as “Glass Beach,” Steklyashka was used as a dumping ground for old bottles and broken porcelain during the Soviet era. However, the waves have smoothed out all the sharp edges of these broken bits, creating a pretty magical looking addition to the seashore.
Located on Ussuri Bay about 30 minutes drive away from Vladivostok, it’s becoming quite the tourist attraction.
In winter the beach also gets a dusting of snow and it’s pretty amazing.
While littering is never a good idea, it makes you think if only all rubbish could look this good.