by Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Wednesday 12 September 2012

California’s “Glass Beach” is an unofficial tourist attraction with shores of shiny, glass stones. After years of being used as a dump site for items such as bottles, household appliances, and automobiles, the waves crashing against the shore pummeled the discarded items until they were reduced to smooth particles. It’s interesting that such an amazing site was caused by pollution.