Glass Beach

Glass Beach
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Address 171 Aka Ula St, Eleele, HI 96705
Industrial area, dangerous swimming. Best sea glass beach around.

• Sand Type: Black • Sand Type: Regular • Parking: Poor / Few • Parking: Street only

Glass Beach isn't a place you come to swim or picnic because it's a less than average beach in a undesirable area. You're basically right behind a utility company and a large Chevron industrial complex that has huge tanks of petroleum. The area is a dump. This is a fact.

The beach itself isn't even all that sandy and is very reefy and rocky. So why go? Sea glass. Beach glass. Ocean glass. Whatever you want to call it, it's here in abundance. The beach is quite literally made up of glass. Under the glass is some sand as well, including black sand no less, but you're not here for a day at the beach.

Many people collect sea glass and if you're a collector of sea glass then this is your Graceland. Depending on the time of day and season this beach will each have a large scattering of sea glass all over it. On a good day it will literally be a beach that is covered in small bits of glass (instead of sand).

The glass is generally well rounded and smooth, with occasional sharper bit that wash up along with small bits of sharp metal. Just remember to leave some for others.

Getting here is easy, see our map pinpoint. Head towardsPort Allen Small Boat Harbor, then from Waialo Road you'll turn left onto Aka Ula Stree. Drive passed the Chevron on your right and, just when you're positive you're in the wrong place and should go back to the safety of your resort, you'll see the road make a sharp right, get very bumpy, and head down toward the ocean. You'll see some "street" parking at the bottom.