Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ocean Isle & Sunset Beaches, North Carolina

A couple of weeks ago Paul and I made a trip north across the border to North Carolina. Our first stop was Ocean Isle Beach. We had hoped to find some treasures on this beach, but no luck so we enjoyed a leisurely walk. It was a sunny day with just a little wind. One of the nicer days we have enjoyed during our stay in the Carolinas.

We visited the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas in Ocean Isle Beach. Although it was not open for visitors at the time, the ladies working there were kind enough to turn on the lights and let us walk through to see the exhibits. I enjoyed the shell displays, part of which is shown in the picture below and the fish tank. Although a small museum, it is well worth a visit.

Our next stop was at
Sunset Beach, only a few minutes drive from Ocean Isle Beach. We found this area to be more nature and less populated which we prefer. We took the boardwalk to the beach and enjoyed a long walk.

Paul and I really like this tall grass and love to watch it blowing in the wind. It grows in clusters all over the area.

These are some of the beach houses along the waterway at Sunset Beach. A lot of them have rooftop decks to get a better view of the ocean.

On our drive back to Surfside Beach we stopped in Calabash, North Carolina for dinner, which is named the seafood capital of the world.
I still feel that our seafood at home in Beresford is high on the list of the best.

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