Beach, Souvenirs and Lighthouse

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Beach, Souvenirs and Lighthouse

Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

We watched the weather and waited for 70 degree temps just so we could go to the beach. The wind made it a little chilly, but us girls didn’t care. We drove about 30 miles to Hunting Island State Park. There is a small entrance fee as most State Parks have.

There’s a short drive to the back where you can choose a North or South side beach. We chose the South but later drove around to the North. You will find the beautiful 19th century lighthouse on the North side. It cost $2 to climb to the top of its 167 steps. Which we opted not to do because we are all scared of heights.

The great find

We arrived, picked our spot and set up camp for the day. We snacked, buried Ella Kate in the sand, enjoyed the sounds of the oven waves, then walked the beach.

Emily spotted a sand dollar almost immediately! I was hoping to find another so Ella Kate could have one too. We love finding cool souvenirs!

We ended up finding one for all of us. Shortly into finding them, I remembered the old story of a sand dollar.

Legend of the Sand Dollar

There’s a pretty little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lowly shell.

If you examine closely,
You’ll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman’s Spear.

On one side the Easter Lily,
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the wisemen
And led them from afar.

The Christmas poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday
Our Happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good Will and Peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread his Gospel
Through all eternity.


Other great finds

Seashells Everywhere!  We also found a star fish and tons of sea shells.   We spotted one more exciting thing but you’ll need to watch the video for that. We finished the day with a beautiful sunset and called it a day.

We enjoyed this park and its beauty. It was definitely worth the drive. It is beautiful and covered in palm trees. The drive in feels like a jungle.  If you find yourself in the area, go visit it for yourself and let us know what you think about the beach, souvenirs and lighthouse.

Watch the full video here! 


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**When taking sand dollars from the beach make sure they are not alive. You can do so by checking the color and tentacles for movement.

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