It's safe to say many of us are dreaming of warmer weather after these few months of winter. The best way to get yourself excited for the next season is planning tropical vacations and getting a group of friends to go on these adventures with you. This beach in North Carolina should be on your spring bucket list of places to visit.
Sand Dollar Island in North Carolina is a very underrated spot and needs some recognition. You have to take a ferry from Morehead City in order to get to this island, so you know it won't be overpopulated with tourists or evne locals.
This island is filled with sand dollars, hence the name, and you will be able to take some home with you. It's only $15 for adults to head over and spend the day here, which is a great deal.
The great part about this island is that you can access it at any tide. You'll be taken to this sandbar and then you can see how many sand dollars you can actually find.
The water here is completely safe to swim and wade in, and you can even snorkel if you're feeling up to it. This will give you ample opportunities to not only find sand dollars but to find unique shells and other sea creatures.
You can only take home the dollars that have already died. The ones that are still living are darker in color. You can actually see the tiny hairs on the back moving when you flip it over.
You'll have three hours to explore and dig for treasures on the beach. You'll want to bring some sort of bucket or bag to store your findings so you don't lose or break them.
If you just can't get enough of the beach, you should reserve a few nights at this Airbnb on the beach that is actually a shipping container turned tiny dream house.
Sand Dollar Island
Address: 610 Front St., Beaufort, NC
Why You Need To Go: This sand dune/island is home to thousands of sand dollars and other unique shells and creatures and you can actually spend your day here.