Ruins of Bombay Beach

9500 Ave 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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Gary I.

Making my way through Bombay Beach, with its empty, subdivided housing lots, decaying homes, it looks as though it was supposed to be the playground & possible retirement center for what was at... Read more

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Alana M.

Do you like art? There are various artsy things here in this once thriving resort town, now pretty much sits in ruin. It can be found on the Eastern side of the Salton Sea off the 111. There... Read more

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Sophia C.

It's amazing what can happen over time. A once thriving beach community now, destitute. I appreciate what people have done here, not fully allowing it to diminish. They have made it an art... Read more

Ruins of Bombay Beach

9500 Ave E
Niland, California
92257 USA

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