We asked on Facebook: What’s one beachside activity you plan to do a lot of this year? Do you have a favorite beach?
I pack a picnic and ride my bike to the public beach access behind Palisade Palms to enjoy a beachside escape. I usually tote a Mason jar with juice or tea and after I finish that off, I make a beach wildflower arrangement to tote back home with me.
– Kahla Nicole Bankston
I love Sunny Beach. Just taking in the day, getting in early to the beach, with the sounds of the seagulls screaming, the water rushing in and out, the smell of the saltwater mingled with the smokiness of a barbecue pit. Kids squealing with laughter — music of every genre. This is my favorite kind of beach day.
– Deeva Brantley
Sitting on the beach letting the warm wind blow around me while listening to the waves and seagulls calling, watching children play for the first time in the Gulf waters.
– Helen Pausewang
A relaxing meal with my bride of 47 years at Jimmy’s on the Pier! Love sitting outside looking at the water and watching the people catching fish.
– Bobby Hocking
Palm Beach and Bands on the Sands. Awesome.
– Bix Rathburn
Shelling. One cannot have enough and I know the hiding places.
– Norma Jean Nelson
Camping at Jamaica Beach RV resort, getting a shrimp po’boy and taking it to the beach to eat with my hubby. Then we watch folks trying to put up their umbrellas without bending the poles. Yeah, we are weird like that.
– Brenda Bumpas Johnstone
Morning run on the beach! The sound of the waves and seagulls, the feel of the early morning wind blowing sets the tone for a beautiful day. The beach is always calling for this girl!
– Doreen Hughes
Riding my bike on the seawall.
– Lawrence Nalewak
Sitting on the beach during the week reading and watching people. Any beach is good, as long as there are few people.
– Wanda Smith Grunwell
– Paula Murphy
Hunting for sharks’ teeth.
– Joan Schlankey Killebrew
I love walking on the beaches in Galveston looking for treasures, shells, sea beads, driftwood, sea glass, possibly a Spanish coin. Always a surprise.
– Leona Pleasant
Taking my kids to the beach.
– Stephan Brewer
I plan to try the helicopter ride at Stewart Beach this year, with my daughter. We also love sitting on the balcony at Murdochs, enjoying an ice cream and watching the water and the ships on the horizon.
– Cathy Townley-McGaughey
Daily walks with my dog.
– Paula Fairbanks
Kayak at the State Park.
– Reese Darby
I love East Beach, the elevated pavilion has great views and a snack bar good for Sunday late afternoons!
Walking on the West End … lots of walking.
– Kim Walters
I want to gather our friends under a canvas at east beach with a cooler. Good conversation, good friends, good times!
– Teresa LeBoeuf Roberts
– Alex Cruz
Paint and fish.
– Randall Cogburn
I love East Beach, the elevated pavilion has great views and a good snack bar for Sunday late afternoons!
– Joyce H. McLean