New York July 30, 2018
A Trip To This Fossil Beach In New York Is An Adventure Like No Other
Some states around the country may have scenic beaches where you can find sand dollars and shells, but one of New York’s beaches happens to have different kinds of treasures that are worth hunting for. A tiny piece of waterfront that has a long history dating back to the mid-1800s, find out why Dead Horse Bay is the ultimate beach in our state for treasure hunting.
Away from the city where you're surrounded by the water, Dead Horse Bay is an easily-accessible beach that you can access through short nature trails.
Out near the Rockaways, these less than half-mile trails will take you out to ocean where you'll quickly begin to see the long history of Dead Horse Bay.
During the 1850s, the area around Dead Horse Bay had horse rendering factories that operated until the 1920s and later became a landfill - the foul combination of the histories resulted in the dumping of horse bones and quite literally trash into the bay.
A place that Princess Ariel would appreciate, throughout its history Dead Horse Bay has come to attract jewelers and thrifters alike who are seeking out valuables to take home with them.
You can find just about everything at Dead Horse Bay if you look hard enough, from things like petrified wood to horse bone that have washed up on shore.
You'll also want to watch your step, you'll also usually come across some wildlife too.
In the last handful of years as word has spread about Dead Horse Bay across the internet, more and more thrifters have sought at this beach.
Along Dead Horse Bay you'll now find an area that's become known as Bottle Beach - where you can find an array of old glass bottles and half-gallon jugs that are still in tact.
As you approach the beach, you'll begin to hear the sound of the waves crashing into the all the bottles that have washed up on shore - a sound most aren't familiar with hearing.
So, would you ever want to see what treasure is hiding away at Dead Horse Bay?
To find out more about Dead Horse Bay and to view the trail maps,
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