Its pretty gross and smelly. Learn more. 2015.06.18. Here here enjoy making something, even if we don't know what it is. around this small beach. Fast forward this has become a barren toxic waste land. The water smells of salt, petrol, and rotting fish. Ruins of the Bombay Beach (PICTURES) The Salton sea boasts a rather dangerous water level. We drove down further to the beach and found some desert bunnies. Certainly the Salton Sea changed. Got a few cool pics, not sure why anyone would put a folding chair in the, *Check out the Banana Museum in Mecca and. It has a high salinity level which translates into it being super salty. Now you have to actually walk to see the edge of the water. First we stopped at the Salton Sea visitor center to learn a little bit about the area and check out the lake itself. This is where the supposedly most photographed abandoned trailer is located. Even with the visitors and small groups of people filming without permits, it's quiet and visually beautiful because you are walking on the sands of the Salton Sea. I really enjoyed my time here, theres lots of surprises to be had here. They said it's not polluted and you can swim in it if you want, but I'm guessing the smell is a deterrent for most. The two that are pictured in my photos are in two separate front yards of somebody's house. Queen bed upstairs, 2 single beds downstairs, sofa bed in living room. So I called up one of my spontaneous friends and ask her if she would join me on this adventure of course she dropped everything and we headed out. It was about two and a half or three hour drive from Orange County and in my opinion well worth it. While this place is not a vacation spot there are a lot of cool abandon house arts. The area has never recovered and now lays in basic ruins. During the day, the water level rises and surges rapidly throughout the day. Driving up and down the streets is beautiful, eerie, serene, sad, funny, and exciting all at the same time. See all photos from Denise A. for Ruins of Bombay Beach, It was a great experience. It was abysmally hot. And you may have to hold your breath because the area along the beach stinks to holy hell because of the, Yelp users haven’t asked any questions yet about. The population estimate for 2020 was 415. Now the once happening vacation destination of the 1950’s and 1960’s is nothing but a place of ruins, graffiti, and fish carcasses. If you want to go to a town that feels post apocalyptic "get out" "trespassers will get shot" while witnessing a dying lake, This is for you! It seems a little less "scary" this time around. When we were there no one was swimming or boating, but then again it was a Monday. You'll see abandoned homes and trailers right next to ones still being occupied. If you know, you know, but I love this place because of its history and ecological story/impact. It was almost unbearable to walk through the thickness of the air, I can't imagine how anyone can reside there.How can so much beauty be toxic and overcome by the smell of sulfur and death? We won’t send you spam. Scattered along the beach are various installations that make for stunning photos, even for ultimate amateurs! Bombay Beach, Desert Beach, Desert Shores, Salton City, Salton Sea Beach, North Shore: References: U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Salton Sea: Map of the Salton Sea drainage area. Unsubscribe at any time. It has the feeling of a Mad Max movie set combined with the Americana vibe of the 1960s and 1970s. In case you are hungry, there are two bars (Ski Inn & American Legion Club) and one market (yelp.com/biz/new-bombay-…) at Bombay Beach.When I stepped out of my car and closed my eyes for 10 seconds, there' something eerie about this place ... the sea was awfully quiet and I could not hear any sound of waves. Bombay is next to the abandoned trailers and one stop shop that really aren't abandoned because there's people living there! See all photos from Max S. for Ruins of Bombay Beach. Bombay Beach is located on the east side of the Salton Sea and it has one of the lowest elevation communities in the U.S. (223 feet below the sea level). I WANT TO SAY THAT STATEMENT IS FALSE!!!! Last Modified: December 20, 2019. Bombay Beach is a bleached, rusted, abandoned wasteland. It's an apocalyptic landscape. This apocalyptic looking place though is starting to get a fresh new and positive image. I went here because of a lie. Since then, this town remains vacant and was closed to general public. Some, like a supersized tesseract cube, weather alongside the remnants of the town’s demolished waterfront, a jagged collection of debris known as the “Bombay Beach Ruins.” Its structures have rotted beyond definition, whittled by salty winds and triple digit temperatures into a collection of splintered stumps. Mother nature has had something to say about the nature of those ruins since the pictures I based my decision to go here on had been taken, and it was not nice things. This sculpture is in … I might be biased in my review since I've been coming to for weekends or vacation since I was born to now living here full time. That is one great thing I can say about this town. I have seen people do photoshoots or perform VH1/MTV broadcasting. I wouldn't get out my car though, just drive around. It was 90 out in the middle of March so I can't imagine how hot it gets in the summer. Ruins of Bombay Beach. The combination of uninhabitable salinity level for fishes (rotten egg smell actually came from dead fishes) and periodic floods in 70's devastated the whole community and now the Bombay Beach is pretty much a run-down ruin. But, 10/10 maybe would do it again... if I want to grow some arm tentacles this time. A MUST for anyone traveling through. 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