In 1967, city leaders closed the dump. Over the later decades the pounding waves cleaned up the beach, but left tons of tumbled, smooth glass.
Then, in 1998, the private owner of this 38-acre portion of the beach decided that it needed to belong to the public.
Now, the beach is frequented by tourists, and beach combing for glass is prohibited. Nearly all tourists, however, ignore the mandate. And get this, there is presently a move to replenish the beach with discarded glass.
Here is a gang of the local "bad boys" cleaning up...um...discarded debris...including glass bottles. Hmmm.......