Glass Beach (Eleele, Hawaii)

Glass Beach is a beach in Eleele, an industrial[1] area in Kauai, Hawaii, that is made of sea glass. It is in Hanapepe Bay, near Port Allen Harbor.[2] The beach's regular rock is basalt, but the sea glass formed after years of discarded glass.[3]

Glass Beach in Hanapepe, Hawaii
A close-up of the sea glass

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There are similar beaches in Fort Bragg and Benicia, California.


  1. ^ Chang, Elizabeth (February 25, 2007). "In Hawaii, She Sees Sea Glass On the Seashore". The Washington Post. p. 1. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "Glass Beach, Kauai". Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  3. ^ McGuire, Thomas (October 7, 2010). "Glass Beach, Hawaii". Earth Science Picture of the Day. Retrieved June 27, 2012.

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Coordinates: 21°53′53″N 159°35′2″W / 21.89806°N 159.58389°W / 21.89806; -159.58389