Ruins of Bombay Beach

Hauntingly beautiful, this eerie but fascinating beach is a juxtaposition of death and life. Bombay Beach is located on the Salton Sea, once a popular resort destination in the 50s and 60s until the lake became so salty it killed everything in it. Now the beach is littered with fish carcasses and salt-encrusted “ruins”.

The Salton Sea is a lot bigger than I expected. It’s picturesque with its glistening water and mountains backdrop. It’s peaceful, a little too quiet. I wish I would have been able to watch the sunset. I imagine a beautiful sky with pink, orange, and purple hues with an equally beautiful reflection of the setting sun on the still water.

Bombay Beach is a fascinating location but I wouldn’t make it the sole reason to visit the Imperial Country . We stopped by Bombay Beach after our visit to Salvation Mountain.


  • Continue on Avenue E road up the mound to the small parking lot.
  • Wear closed toe shoes.
  • The closer you get to the lake, the stronger the stench of rotten carcasses.

Decided to do a mini photo shoot.


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