With so many concerns about heading out into the public and so many rules still in place we tried to find a way to get our little one in the sand without having to conquer the crowds. Luckily for us the weather was totally in our favor on Sunday, as long as we dressed appropriately!
At home it was in the low 70’s, kids swimming in their little pools out back or running through the giant sprinkler in their yard. At the beach however, it was only about 55 degrees and the wind was a bit much. We knew that if there was anyone up at the beach closest to our home we would still be able to avoid having to be near many and get a quick toes in the sand, good for the soul, beach therapy session.
As to our knowledge the state made it mandatory to wear masks, however when we neared the center boardwalk we noticed it wasn’t exactly being enforced. So we steered clear from the crowd and found a nice little spot in the sand with maybe a person or two in the distance. Masks to get on the beach and as soon as we were we put them aside to breach in that sweet salty ocean smell. V took one big inhale and said “isn’t this the best”. I knew even if it was for an hour she would be the happiest little camper.
She found big shells, little shells, broken shells, things that were more like sticks and less like shells but all things that made her smile. I’m turn, it made us smile. She dug those chubby little almost 5 year old toes as deep as she could and covered herself up in sand and obviously, she gladly covered our feet too! I don’t know exactly when we will be able to get back to the beach and enjoy a hot day with her favorite from home lunch, a cheese sandwich and chips, but I know that these little memories are the ones I hope she holds onto.
I wouldn’t exactly say I got the complete beach fix but I would say that collecting shells and snagging and icecream one the way home was exactly what we all needed to get us by a little longer
I can’t even remember the last time we went to the beach. I can’t wait to go again!
Even just being there for an hour and freezing felt good 🙂
I love the beach, but it’s been a few months since I’ve gone. Glad you didn’t have to wear the masks out there. There’s nothing better than fresh sea air.
I could not agree more. We haven’t been since last year so I really wanted to get there before the crowds and the heat, sitting in a mask in 90 degree weather in a crowd doesn’t seem like an enjoyable day. Even though we were chilly, we were able to at-least enjoy.
I bet it was lovely to feel the sand between your toes despite the drop in temperature
It totally was worth it ❤️
My family and I can’t wait to head to the beach again as we are still going to wait a little while longer before we drive there. Loving all your photos here.
Aw thanks so much. If we hadn’t been so bored we probably never would have driven to hang out for so little time but the current circumstances make us so silly things! 🙂
Loving this and yes…. any beach is a fabulous beach! I am dying to get to Myrtle Beach as we miss it so much and the sunshine…. I just want to soak it up!
I’ve never been there and also have been dying to go. My next beach day will be a regular beach day with sunshine I hope 🤞🏻
Looks like you guys had such a nice time! It really does a lot for the soul.. a little sun, ocean breeze, the sand under your feet.. love it!
Agreed! We didn’t get too much sunshine and our arm hair was standing up lol but it smelled great and felt refreshing. Nothing like ocean air!❤️
With all that is going on in the world right now, a beach trip sounds really nice
It was only an hour of chillier temps but lots of smiles. A nice scenic car ride and icecream to end it. Pretty big mood boost!
These are some awesome pictures! I love spending time at the beach.
Thanks so much, I do too!!!