Glass Beach (this is a dangerous beach for swimming)

Aug 12, 2019 | General Information

Glass Beach near Port Allen is truly one of the oddest beaches you will find on Kauai, or anyplace else for that matter. Glass Beach is not a beach for swimming, or even getting into the water, but it is a beach to explore.

Glass Beach is a Beach of a Different Color
Glass Beach comes with an unusual story: Well over a hundred years ago it was decided, for whatever reason that the small area of shoreline that is now known as Glass Beach was designated as a dumping site for much of Kauai’s discarded items. Cars were dumped here, large metal items of all kinds, bottles, windshields and all sorts of junk. Over the course of time the ocean has worked its wonders and melded the shards of glass and fragments into smooth and circular touch stones of every color imaginable. Many of the wonderful pieces have been picked up over the years and have found their way into jewelry and exotic ornaments of all kinds but others can still be found. The sand itself is completely salted with colorful bits of rounded glass creating a look for a sand beach that is in all likelihood unique on this planet.

If you’re going to be in Port Allen, why not have a visit to Glass Beach
Although you would not want to get into the water at this beach because of its rock bottom and unsavory and seemingly unhygienic history, you still might find a visit to be of interest. This might particularly be true if you were departing on a boat leaving for a snorkel tour or whatever from Port Allen because the beach is just a couple blocks from there.

Ocean Caution
Be advised that all beaches and ocean locations in Hawaii can be dangerous including this one. Be completely aware of the ocean conditions prior to entering any Hawaiian waters however it is not advised that you enter the water at this location. Also, all shorelines and beaches in Hawaii, including this one, can be frequented by sharks, jellyfish and other sea creatures which can provide potential harm to people entering the water. There are no lifeguard towers at this location.