Nicolas and I have been wanting to get to the beach to hunt for sand dollars, and since I’ve never been to Folly Beach, we decided to go there. We were both off on Friday, so we met Nick at his apartment and he drove us down to Folly Beach. Since it’s off-season, Casey came with us to walk the beach.
It was only supposed to be in the mid-60s, but sunny, so a good day to visit the beach. It got warmer than expected, so it was a beautiful day.
Our first stop was in the residential area along the beach. It was quiet, but there were a few other people out with their dogs.
We walked for a while, but didn’t have any luck finding sand dollars.
There weren’t even many shells on the beach, and those that I did see were broken up.
There were a few birds around . . . and a supply of sand toys for kids.
We continued down the beach road, until we reached the end of the road and the path to the lighthouse. No dogs allowed on the lighthouse road, so we walked along the beach again.
I walked along the high tide line to look for sand dollars, while Nick and Tom (& Casey) walked closer to the water.
She was so happy to be out with us . . . as soon as Nick put her harness on back at the apartment, she knew it meant she was going on an adventure!
Looking closely for sand dollars . . .
we saw quite a few starfish, but not a lot of sand dollars. I didn’t find any, but Nick found a couple for me, and Tom found one, too. Yea!
We reached the end of the beach, and could see the Folly Beach Lighthouse across the water.
Looking closely at the left side of the horizon in this photo, you can also see the Ravenal Bridge in the distance.
With our hunt complete, we returned to the little town of Folly Beach and the fishing pier.
I wanted to walk on the pier, but Casey wasn’t allowed, so she and Nicolas waited for us on a bench at the beginning of the pier.
We had a great view of the beach from up there.
Nobody was fishing from the pier, but there were a few people in the water, and a small group of surfers next to the pier.
Not too bad for the beginning of December!
From the pier, we walked through the small downtown area. It’s a cute little beach town, with your typical bars, restaurants and gift shops.
We saw a little yogurt shop, so we stopped for a snack – it was a good day for yogurt!
We didn’t think to get Casey one of her own, but Nicolas let her clean our dishes!
I’m glad I finally got to visit Folly Beach – it’s a fun little town! Next weekend, we’re going back for the Christmas Parade and Art Fair, but it’s supposed to be colder, so I’m glad we got our beach visit in on a nice warm day!