Surf City – April 2023

As I begin this post, my two children are nestled beside me, fast asleep from our busy day. I can hear the wind blowing outside, whipping through the overgrown and aging trees that line the small plot of land where the beach house owned by my husband’s grandmother sits.

We are in Surf City.

In the morning, when I look out the living room window, past the balcony, I look directly at the ocean. It’s heaven to this girl who swears she has salt water running through her veins.

It’s only the first day here and we’ve already spent most of our time on the beach itself, running through the chilly surf breaks, collecting sea shells, and gathering what bits of trash we can find.

Surf City is about a 4-hour drive from our home in Granite Falls, making it perfect for a weekend away.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want the travel pages for this blog to look and I have finally decided. So, for each location I visit, I’m going to have a singular “main” post that breaks down our itinerary day by day. From there, you can click on the individual day which will take you to any content for that day – reviews, recipes, attractions, etc. These individual posts will be photo-intensive!

Monday, April 10th – Arrival

  • Publix
  • Beach
  • Rest

Tuesday, April 11thPro tip: Carry cash with you. A lot of restaurants and businesses on the island offer a discount to those who pay in cash!

  • Daybreak Donuts
  • The Point
  • Beach

Wednesday, April 12th

  • Farmer’s Market at Popular Grove
  • Burry Chocolates
  • Bargain Beachwear
  • Surf City Crab Seafood Market

Thursday, April 13th

  • Sunrise Bagels
  • Ecological Marine Adventures Touch-tank Aquarium
  • Hot Diggity Dogz
  • Max’s Pizza

Friday, April 14th

  • Sundial Coffee & Tea
  • Quarter Moon Books + Gifts
  • Patio Playground – the Putt Putt (ice cream + arcade)

Saturday, April 15th – Departure

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