The Glass Beach Where Nature Has Transformed Pollution into Beauty

Nature has its own special way of stamping its imprint upon the earth. 30 minutes from Vladivostok Russia lies a spectacular beach surrounded by imposing cliffs all around. Part of the scenic Ussuri bay, the beach is unique and unusual as it is carpeted with a blanket of colored pieces of glass.

Millions of glass pieces lie strewn over the glass beach of Ussuri Bay covering almost every inch of it. How the glass got there has many theories.


The Glass Beach of Ussuri Bay

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1 A stunning beach carpeted with millions of sparkling colored glass

While some feel that the beach was used as a dumping ground for discarded glass from a porcelain factory, others believe that the glass pieces have all been washed up by the sea. Whatever may be the reason for such a phenomenon, the glass beach at Ussuri bay is stunning because of the riot of color caused by the glass that no photo can hope to do justice by its phenomenal scene.

A stunning beach carpeted with millions of sparkling colored glass

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2 How it was formed

Ussuri Bay is in the Primorsky region. The glass beach on Ussuri bay is a result of years of erosion crafting the glass into a mosaic of sparkling proclaim and glass. It is one of Russia’s most popular attractions. The beach known in Russian as Steklyashka is amazing and is even more stunning in winter when the ice and snow enhances the vivid kaleidoscope of colors reflecting in the sunlight.

How it was formed

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3 Erosion has made the glass rounded and blunt for tourists to wander upon

If you are wondering how tourists walk in the area that is the most unique factor of the glass beach. Erosion has rounded the glass and shards of porclain creating a distinct quality to it making it safe to wander upon.

Erosion has made the glass rounded and blunt for tourists to wander upon

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4 Not the only glass beach in the world

The glass beach on Ussuri Bay is spectacular t watch in the sunlight when the glass sparkles like candles. This isn’t the only glass beach in the world. There is another Glass beach at Mackerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that shares a similar history to the one on Ussuri.

Not the only glass beach in the world

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