The entrance pathway takes you here to the fork. If you continue up over the hill, you arrive here at the ocean.
If you continue on to the right, you will follow a brackish river. The beach is aptly named Long Beach for a reason, either way, you will traverse both sides. Today we chose to walk along the river first.
The kids enjoy skipping stone as the tide was coming in. In 50 degrees, it was hard to believe it is January. Two favorite trail markers are the shell tree and the shell bushes.
As we eventually reached the ocean side, we beach combed and listened to the waves washing up upon the sand. We found shells and beach grass that are irresistible to small hands.
Even horseshoe crabs molt. My son found the rim of the skull in the sand.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest