John's Beachcombing Museum

All sorts of beach fodder is on display here, from sea glass and a mammoth tooth to airplane engine parts and detritus from the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Owner John Anderson is a retired local plumber who's been collecting this stuff for years and is full of stories that bring the collection to life.

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