Salton Sea Yacht Club
When you head south from Palm Springs, you will want to want to stop at the Salton Sea Yacht Club. It was a swanky club, when the doors opened in 1959.
However, problems were brewing. Agricultural runoff and fluctuating water levels impacted the water quality. Then, in the 1980's the marina closed, when it was damaged by a catastrophic flood.
Funds have been allocated to revitalized the area, but this is not going to be an easy task. The beach club is now open for limited hours as a community center, but most who visit are there to see this uniquely damaged part of the state.
The water level is much lower than the last time I was there, so the beach is much wider. From a distance, it looks like white sand, but up close you'll see that the 'sand' is actually crushed fish bones. Yes, lots of fish bones.