Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Hunting Island-Family Day at the Beach




When our youngest daughter and her family invited us to ride down toward Beaufort, South Carolina for a day trip to beautiful Hunting Island State Park, we didn't have to think before saying yes. My husband and I have been thinking for months how much we would enjoy a trip to the beach for some relaxation and fun in the sun and so this trip would be perfect. One of the things in life we love most is spending time with our family. We have been very busy lately, so this day trip would be just the thing.

By the time all was said and done, our other daughter and her family were in on the plans, as well. That made the trip sound even better. One of our grandsons invited a friend along, as well. Eleven of us, in all, made the trip to Hunting Island.

We all left for our trip early that morning and it could not have been more beautiful when we arrived at the park. The skies were a gorgeous blue and the weather was absolutely perfect for beach combing and playing in the sun and ocean! It had been years since I visited Hunting Island last and it was even more beautiful than I had remembered.

We have some gorgeous beaches all along the coastline here in South Carolina. Many of them are within just a few hours of our home.

The following are a few photos I took at the beach on the beautiful day we spent at Hunting Island State Park.


The Beach at Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
My favorite things to do at the beach are walking for miles and hunting for sharks' teeth and shells. The tide was perfect for these things the entire time we were there.

The grandchildren had a terrific time playing around in the water and on the sand.
The Beach at Hunting Island State Park,, South Carolina

The Beach at Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
 Our flame haired bathing beauty,  Rachel!
At the Beach, South Carolina's Hunting Island State Park


The Beach at Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina
If you happen to be old enough, you might remember the movie "Ten" from 1979. Well, I am old enough to remember that and a whole lot more. The movie starred actress Bo Derek, who was the 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Though our little Jewelynn didn't sport dreadlocks in the following picture, she was running on the beach sporting salt water beach locks.  "Ten" came to my mind when I started looking at these pictures of Jewel. She is a ten in my book, for sure!
The Beach at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina

There is a lot to do at Hunting Island State Park, including camping. There is also a beautiful lighthouse there. It is the only lighthouse in South Carolina that still allows patrons to enter (for a very small fee) and climb all the way to the top. There are some great places to eat in nearby Beaufort, S.C. and the awesomely beautiful ruins of a very old church and gravesites. These will be posts for another day!

Thank you, Jason and Stephanie, for taking us to the beach.We totally enjoyed our day trip to Hunting Island. Now, I am wanting to go back for a longer stay. If you would like to check out Hunting Island State Park you can go here.



Hope you enjoyed my short little post about Hunting Island Beach in South Carolina.I am wishing you a glorious summer filled with tons of fun with your family and friends. 

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