In 2009: "Lin and I drove down Whidbey Island, hopped the ferry to Pt. Townsend on foot, and caught the bus in Port Townsend to North Beach.
"Above is what we got in about 4 hours!
"Wow, we wish we could get over there more often..."
David and Lin
UPDATE - February 2012 to August 2013, Lin and I (David) lived in the Sequim/Port Angeles area, about 40 minutes from North Beach. We have been to North Beach many times, all with good success.
If you get a chance, pick up a copy of Afoot & Afloat North Puget Sound
This book is a must-have for sea glass lovers hunting for treasures in the beautiful Puget Sound area.
Lin and I own a copy and it has details of how to get to just about every accessible beach, cove, boat ramp, etc. Even better, it goes into the history of the particular beaches.
For example, the closest beach to our temporary quarters here in Sequim, WA, is a beach called Port Williams. We wondered why in the world it is called a "port." All there is now is a boat ramp and a tiny county park surrounded by woods and fields.
In detail, this book tells us that it once was the stop along a steamer route and had a post office, dance hall, restaurant, and residences. Now there isn't even a portapottie that we could find. But you can imagine the possibilities of old glass on the beaches described in this book - and other books of this series.
*Although it doesn't include a map to North Beach itself, it does talk about it and gives some historical color (Indians) to this beach.