By: Martianne Stanger
It’s time to hit the beach! Before the crowds. Before the parking fees. Before summer officially settles in. Or, at least it is for my family.
In years past, early beach forays have brought me special moments with my baby…
This year, the first beach that beckoned to us was Town Neck in Sandwich. We were down that way for a field trip to the Glass Museum in April. It was a sunny, beautiful day, so despite chill winds, we could not resist stopping off at a local grocery store for impromptu picnic foods before heading to the boardwalk.
…and walked along, our souls nourished by sand, surf and sunshine!
And, still another morning, we drove over to Powder Point Bridge in Duxbury for a scenic walk to the beach.
I hardly felt it was bathing suit weather, but my Nina insisted it was. Not only did she wear her swimsuit under her clothes, but she also stripped down to it when she became the official water hauler for the castle and moat her brothers and her built.
Undoubtedly, the rest of us will follow Nina’s lead in the weeks to come, shedding layers to enjoy the sun and surf on our skin as we relax and play at local beaches.
I expect our family will go for beach hikes and play “Kerplink Kerplunk“ at some old favorites like Ellisville Harbor, Bay Farm Conservation Area, and Center Hill Preserve. And, before the crowds come, we’ll likely swim and play at White Horse, Scusset and some of the Wareham Beaches. Then, when summer officially arrives, we’ll undoubtedly visit old friends at a private beach in Manomet that I grew up going to.
We’d love to check out some new beaches for hiking, exploring, swimming and fun. Please share your favorites!