This past weekend my wonderful nephew married the love of his life on Nag’s Head beach in North Carolina. The ceremony was simple and beautiful. The goal of the bride and groom was to share their special moment with close family and friends, and to ensure that everyone had a weekend to remember. To accomplish this they rented a house right on the beach where everyone could stay together for a long weekend of celebration. It was great fun, and such a delight to spend time with family and friends. The joy topping it all, of course, was the happiness of the bride and groom.
When not at the house partying with the fam, my husband and I spent time on the beach. I’m convinced the beach—any beach—is endowed with healing properties, magic to soothe the soul. For this reason, a beach getaway is my favorite kind.
In my quest for beach destinations, I thought I’d take a poll. What is your all-time favorite beach?
This was a tough question for me because I’ve never met a beach I didn’t like. When I first considered this question I chose St. George Island in Florida but then amended that to Caribbean beaches in general, which I then replaced with Florida’s Siesta Key, and then decided it was tied with Nag’s Head . But wait! I have to consider Salisbury and Hampton beaches in New England. And then there was that California trip to Malibu . . .
And what about all the beaches I’ve yet to visit? The Hawaiian islands and the Oregon coast, and Costa Rica. Oh, yeah! And the European beaches—Ile de Re, France, or the Calabria coast in Italy. But then my memories fly and I’m back on Lieutenant’s Island, Cape Cod, which is surely my favorite. Isn’t it? How to choose when each carries a unique personality and atmosphere?
So many beaches, so little time!
What is your favorite beach and why? What is it about that particular beach that makes you ache to return to it? And if you don’t like beaches, why not, and what is your preferred vacation spot?
See you next time-