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Welcome to Bombay Beach

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Welcome to Bombay Beach

Welcome to beautiful Bombay Beach! Located on the southeast shore of the Salton Sea, Bombay Beach is a small town with lots of character. During the 1940's & 1950's, the Salton Sea was proclaimed to be California's version of the French Riviera. Many resort communities in the area, including Bombay Beach, were founded and built with the anticipation of widespread real estate development. Building lots (parcels) were in high demand as investors and retirees scrambled to buy up the best land.

However, the dream was short-lived. During the mid 1970's, the Salton Sea reclaimed many of those resort communities as tropical storms caused the inland Sea to rise resulting in major flooding. To combat the high water, Bombay Beach built a series of dikes around the town to help protect it from future flooding. Bombay Beach survived the floods, however the reminders of the high water and the damage that it caused decades ago are still present.

Bombay Beach is located directly above a number of California's fault lines, including the San Andreas Fault. It is frequently near the epicenter of many quakes in the area.

For more information about the area, check out the documentary "Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea"

Grab a chair and enjoy the view.
 

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