Tucked inside a Long Island cave you'll find this hidden beach
May 15, 2017
Seek out this cave at lowtide if luck is on your side
We were out for a day of boating in North Long Island and I was up for an adventure, but I didn't know we'd encounter an enchantress of a cave. You need several strokes of good luck to recreate the experience, but it is well worth the try: the tide must be low, the sea must be calm, and it's best when the sun is shining.
Most boating excursions in North Long Island take you to Sandy Cay and Columbus Point. Any captain in-the-know can orchestrate a detour to find this enchanting cave with its hidden beach.
The most enchanting aspect of the cave was the yellow pollen that seemingly fell from the sky. The ceiling of the cave is open like a circular sunroof. The circumference of the open roof is lined with flowering shrubs. And standing inside the cave with the rays of sunlight breaking up the shadows, yellow pollen showered down on me. If I were filming a Peter Pan movie it could pass for ferry dust.