Romantic seashell sunset on the Plum Beach, Brooklyn, NYPosted by Alla on May 10, 2011 in Blog | Please comment
Plum beach is a special place that is a part of Gateway National Recreation Area from 1972.
It is located near the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay and Gerrnitsen Beach just off the Belt Parkway, Brooklyn. The water is not clean enough to be used safely for swimming and not remind Caribbean or Florida even with color. Many marooned and small boats can be seen from the shore.
Plum Beach isolation and its close location to the Belt parkway has made the shore attractive to people who are looking for shelling and bird’s watching. The most popular shells on the beach are: Mussel shells, Clam shells, razor clam shells, moon snail shells and also I collected several whelks which I never saw in this place before.
Many wild geese, sparrows ans seagalls were resting on the beach and looking for dinner.
Yesterday, May 8, I found many horseshoe crabs climbed onto the beach to mate. During low tide many birds prepared for dinner with electric rays which were found on the beach sand.
Plum Beach is attracting place for kite board’s enthusiasts or kite surfing. The southerly breeze makes this area ideal for water sport fun.
The biggest problem for the beach is just a lot of garbage of every kind. This lovely and strange place at once filled with natural beauty and tourist’s trash. It would be a great project for local community to clean up the beach.