Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Magic Beach

A couple of times a Summer we take our boat from the CT shore across Long Island Sound to the LI coastline to a gorgeous beach the "regulars" fondly refer to as Magic Beach. It is a beach that is only accessible by boat and not many people know about it. Someone dubbed it Magic beach because it is not covered in sand but in beautiful smooth rocks that when you throw a handful of them they bounce and spark like Magic.

The photo above is the rocks dry, below they are even prettier wet. I used to take handfuls home and put them in jars but now my boys and I make a point of finding one special one in the shape of a heart before we leave (and we always find one!)

The other great thing about this place is that the kids have to be imaginative and find things to do on their own. Last time we went they built this fort from debris and driftwood that has washed up on the shore.

Just a few photos of the beach ...

This is a salt pond where the kids (and dads) hand dig for clams and net blue crabs.

Just a view from Long Island across to Connecticut ... it's a 30 minute boat ride

A lovely sunset as we headed for home at 7:30 that evening ... an amazing day!!
Thanks for visiting ...


SoCal Helene said...

What a wonderful day! It looks so nice and peaceful. Love all the pics but my fave is the one with wet rocks.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Looks like a day spent in heaven.... What a lovely treat so close to home.

I collect heart shaped rocks too, but the opportunities to find there here are limited...

Have a wonderful weekend.

Warm blessings,