We drove two hours out of the way because of the symbolism. When we got there: it was just disappointing.
Maybe it was cool once, now it’s just rundown and mainly deserted. We were there in the middle of the afternoon and felt unsafe. There was a woman with a knife and a man yelling at all passerbies at the entrance.
We stayed at a nearby KOA on our way East and had to check them out: we were stunned. They are beautiful. The earth is a crystal white that glows and cracks.
We tasted the salt to make sure it was real. You can even drive on it (which is SO much fun) and it’s a gorgeous photo op as well.
There’s one gas station near by that sometimes runs out of gas so be sure to fill up on the way!
Old growth forest with HUGE trees. You’ve gotta see them. They’re something out of a fairytale.
My partner and I spent the day here on a roadtrip through California and had the best time.
Come when the tide is low to see the glass. Great tide pools on the Rocky and sandy cliffs. Bring a chair and a book to watch the water move. There were many families with children.
Parking is limited but there are many nearby streets if you’re up for a walk. Wouldn’t recommend for wheelchairs or strollers as the beach is made up of little coves.
The bathrooms are horrific (when open) but other than that: it’s perfect.