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Project 52 Photos 2016: Beach

Project 52 Photos: Week 35 – Carolina Beach

September 2, 2016 Sarah Coggins

We spent the first half of the week at Carolina Beach. My husband kept pushing for this vacation and I’m so glad he did. We packed a lot of fun into those few days.

Project 52 Photos 2016: Beach

Since traditional schools in the state started the new year on Monday, the beaches were pretty much empty during our visit. We had plenty of room to play and search for seashells. The waves and undercurrent were a bit rough from the tropical storm passing by the NC coast to our north, but both kids had fun and loved running into the water to splash. Thankfully they also enjoyed digging in the sand and building castles so we had a few moments where we could just sit and watch.

Beach Sandcastles 2016

Besides playing on the beach, we visited the boardwalk, tasted Britt’s Donuts (apparently very famous though I just heard of them for the first time this summer), and posed for some fun photos.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk: Surfing

The boys played a few board games and went to the arcade and Fort Fisher during nap times. I managed to read nearly half of a book. A real, hardback adult fiction book – not a picture book. 😉 We spent an afternoon/evening with friends that moved to the area a little over a year ago. So good to catch up!

We also found 3 geocache, visited the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, rode the ferry, and explored the Maritime Museum in Southport.

Fort Fisher Aquarium 2016

Yes, a lot for 4 days and so, so much fun. I felt relaxed and ready to return to “real” life after. Well, almost real life. We still have over a week of track out left to fill with fun!

Linking up with Photo Friday at Pierced Wonderings and Mommy & Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?


  • Jade @ Captured By Jade September 4, 2016 at 4:41 am
    It looks like you had a great mini getaway - it appears you all had a great deal of fun!
  • Allison Barrett Carter September 11, 2016 at 9:40 am
    What a great trip!! You all make me happy. 💕
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