Splashing in an Ancient Inland Sea at Saltair Beach in Utah
Just 16 miles west of Salt Lake City, Saltair Beach is a roadside oasis—if you’re an open-minded traveler. You might wonder why this “beach” isn’t packed with sand-slinging toddlers and canoodling romantics at sunset. The truth is, Saltair Beach is no picnic—but it is an unexpected sensory smorgasbord. Shoes are best left in the car (unless salt, silt and mud match your outfit). Approaching the shoreline, you’ll cross a plain of salt-caked mud polygons, avian skeletons, and black fields of ticklish brine flies. At the water’s edge, drop camp with a folding chair and your favorite beverage. The water is warm, shallow, and as legend has it, salty enough to float in.
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