Sea Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA, up until 1967, this area was used as a sort of dump for locals. Fires were set to reduce the refuse of trash dumped there, and with the effects of surf and time, the area transformed and became covered in pieces of smooth sea glass, of all colors and sizes. It’s like walking over gemstones. The beach is now protected, and therefore it is prohibited to remove any pieces of glass form there. It is simply for admiration.
Glass Beach "When driving north on Hwy. 1, turn left on Elm St. Drive down till you see the parking area facing the sea. Walk on the path, which runs parallel with a chain link fence. When you reach the end of the fence [almost at the edge of a cliff] be sure and turn left [south] and follow the path down to the beach".
Glowing blue objects turning up on Toyama beach - these are firefly squids who spend their days in the deep Pacific Ocean only to go hunting near the ocean’s surface when the sun goes down. The reason for their blue glow resembling a new streetlight is bioluminescence, which is a chemical reaction inherent in some animals that cause them to generate light such as these guys’ namesake, the firefly.Source: Livedoor Drazuli (Japanese) Firefly Squid Museum: Website (Japanese)