Ussuri Bay in Russia was once a Soviet-era dumping ground for old glass bottles and porcelain, but thanks to the awesome power of Mother Nature, the bay, roughly a 30-minute drive from the city of Vladivostok, now boasts one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll ever see.
Because over the period of many years, the waves of the North Pacific have washed the broken beer, wine, and vodka bottles into millions of smooth and colorful “pebbles” that have turned the area from a no-go zone to a tourist attraction that visitors pay to see.
While Ussuri Bay was once considered dangerous, authorities have now deemed it a specially protected area called Glass Beach that is popular with both tourists and locals. And looking at the stunning pictures, we’re really not surprised.
It is amazing to see how nature has been able to fix the problems that humans created, and make them something beautiful.
If you want to see a similar site, but don’t want to travel all the way to Russia, you can find another glass beach near Fort Bragg, California in MacKerricher State Park.