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Ruins of Bombay Beach

9500 Avenue E, Niland, California 92257 USA

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“beautifully abandoned”

This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. Bombay Beach was born as the Salton Sea became a playground for vacationers in the 40's and 50's. This whole are was going to be California's version of the French Riviera. A number of problems arose: increasing salinity in the Salton Sea, which created major fish and bird die-offs, and a series of floods from tropical storms in the 70's. The area has never recovered and now lays in basic ruins. Bombay Beach has a few residents that hide out from the blazing sun in trailers. The shoreline of Bombay Beach is entirely flooded and salt build-up has over-run all of the buildings and trailers that were in the area. This is where the supposedly most photographed abandoned trailer is located.

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Reviewed by
adventuringabbs

  • 2 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 27, 2014

So I couldn't find the "Ruins" except for 2 little shacks... Instead we went down to the water to see the dead fish and bones beach!

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Reviewed by
britty.fintel

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 25, 2017
Rated 1.0

Private property couldn't even take pictures. Not sure how anyone was able to take pictures of this area.
Had security guards watching the beach.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Paul

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
February 20, 2016

This place was amazing up until around 2010. I think the locals got tired of tourists taking pictures of the environment. Most of the great salton sea locations have been demolished including the hotel where so many photographers visited

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Ruins of Bombay Beach

9500 Avenue E
Niland, California
92257 USA

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