We have taking the Glass Float promotion to a new level. The city of Gold Beach runs it's promotion from February till the end of April. The Beachcomber will be placing floats and posting videos of a new area around Gold Beach each month. After all Gold Beach is all about nature raw and simple. Our goal is to get you folks out to see the most scenic coast line on the west coast. That right from Port Orford to Brookings is as good as it gets for drop dead gorgeous scenery. All i can say is I have footage to prove it.
Glass floats have been around for a fairly long time. The history of glass floats link will give you guys some info on where they came from. Lincoln City started hiding the glass floats in 2000 and Gold Beach fallowed about 4 years ago. Here at the beachcomber we think it should be fun all year around not just in the winter.
We started out in May with Otter Point State Recreation Area. Folks loved it, I loved the chance to do a little video work. Yea a win win until the mean local dude in the dirty brown Cherokee Jeep grabbed a bunch and was a little mean to my guest. Well mean people suck so "Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be mean people their live will suck". We will be back out to Otter Point to hide more glass floats here on the beautiful Oregon coast.
To get out and see Otter Point. Take Hwy 101 North about five miles. You can turn in to any of the old coast roads that weave along the highway to get to the Otter Point parking lot. If you go a little over 5 miles you will see the one that is in the video. The cool thing about Otter Point, well one of many cool things, is the difference perspective you get of the Rogue Reef. Crazy what 5 miles does to the perspective. You can see why they call it Needle Rock.
At low tide you can see some sea creatures in the tide pools and rocks at the base of Otter Point. Left at the hobbit trail and weave around till the trail heads down to the beach. Pretty easy going. Head north over the stream and look in the edge of the dune near the tree line. We have placed them so it's tough to see but the clue would be look for something unique thats been there a while.
Check out the cool Otter Point video. Otter Point has a lot to offer, tide pools, great scenery and a unique view of the Rogue Reef and Needle Rock. Oh and on a windy day in the summer Otter Point does a great job as a wind break when you are down at the tide pools.
The second location is Hoosekanaden Creek and Samuel Bordman State Park. Take Hwy 101 South about fourteen miles. At about fourteen miles you will see a turnout. Park there and head a little north to the jeep trail that takes you down to the Beach . It best to go at a low tide or a low high tide. Hoosekanaden Creek and Samuel Bordman State Park offer one of the best views of Crook Point and Mack Arch Rock. Mack Arch is the largest arch on the pacific coast. What a site.
Crook Point is now owned by the Federal Government and is impossible to get out and see unless the Crooks let you in through there property or you know a federal biologist. the view from Hoosekanaden beach is as close as I think you can get to the most spectacular cluster of sea stacks on the west coat. Trust me it's worth the trip. Bring a camera and some binoculars.
We planted the balls, I mean glass floats, above the rock in the driftwood. Watch out for the poison oak if you head off the trail.
At low tide you can see some sea creatures in the tide pools and rocks at the base of Hoosekanaden Creek and Samuel Bordman State Park. Half way down you can take a little trail and get a great view of Mack Cove and the wonders of crook Point.
Google Earth Image of the Glass Floats