Gotta check this place out; it's a bit of Americana that has almost completely disappeared nowadays. They don't make 'em like this any more. Stop in and buy some snacks and sugar water. Check out the bulletin board to find out where you can buy next fall's firewood, a large reptile cage with heat lamp, or a yellow '87 Trans Am (85% complete! Best Offer!). Or farm-fresh free-range eggs.
|(Caution! Bicycle Riders! Hey! That's us!)|
Here's Crescent Bay. You'll pedal on the flat road next to the bay for about a mile to get to Salt Creek Recreation and Wildlife Area. Not a bad place to stop and lock up and take a stroll down the beach. Or ride your bike down the beach; I didn't see any signs specifically prohibiting it. If you stay close to the waterline, the fine sand is usually hard and rideable even on skinny tires. (here's the parking lot and restrooms)
Or if you want to check out the Salt Creek / Camp Hayden campground, that's another minute or two up the road. Day use is free of charge.
Tongue Point, where you can wander around the tidepools looking at sea life (when the tide is low enough). Not really a good place for biking shoes, unless you like to get them gummed up with seaweed and dirt and rocks. (Edit: check tide tables if you are considering this side trip. A zero or minus tide is the best time to visit.)
(This is looking out over Tongue Point at a fairly high tide, mostly submerged. Those little islands you see going up the middle are the higher points that you climb around on to get to the tidepools that are so much fun to poke around in at a minus tide.)
|(There is a deer in this photo, can you find it?)|
You can walk or ride out to check out few bunkers while you're here, with several spooky, dark, dank inner chambers to poke around in, and some disarmed (I hope) ordnance casually strewn about.
|(The shells are disarmed, but my custom bike is da bomb.)|