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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bald Head Island- East Beach

Last weekend M and I had the opportunity to get away for a long weekend at our favorite vacation spot- Bald Head Island. If you've never been there before, Bald Head Island is a very quiet island off the coast of North Carolina (off the tiny town of Southport to be exact). 
The best way to describe it is just to say that on BHI it's just a different way of living...

We made sure to head out to East Beach, our favorite spot from when we honeymooned at BHI last summer. On East Beach there's a good chance you'll be the only one around, even in if you're there in the summertime.
One of my favorite things about BHI is that there are no cars on the island, just golf carts. It's so fun to just putter around on golf carts waving to everyone you pass (yes, I am quite southern). 
Another fun thing about the island is that there are no hotels or high rises like at other beaches. Just big beautiful (gorgeous, unbelievably gorgeous) beach houses. My favorite thing to do on the island is just to drive around and look at them. 
I told him I would never cook again and he made a run for it. Just kidding!

My cute hubby. 
It was chilly, but being back at BHI was so relaxing we didn't mind a bit. 

We decided that weekend vacations are a must have for a healthy marriage. Any other weekend worthy trips you suggest? to planning our next adventure. Any travel recommendations? Things to do, places to see? Our one year anniversary is coming up and I could use some good travel ideas!


Aileen said...

Weekend vacations are a must! We are planning a trip to NYC and also trying to find a place to go this spring. I'll let you know what we find :) For the summer, we're looking for a beach house to rent in Outer Banks (for the whole fam), do you have any suggestions? Something nice, but not overly expensive?

Unknown said...

What a fun little weekend--I love the coast of NC but I've never done BH! I'll have to add it to our list :) You should check out New Orleans for your first anniversary--I just got back and we had SO much fun! happy to have found your blog! {our first anniversary is April 10th!} xoxo {av}

Bethany said...

Aileen- Oh I love NYC. Mike and I went there, and you've got to visit Babycakes Bakery. It's all gluten free, organic cupcakes and treats. So tasty and such a fun spot!

From my OBX experience, the homes tend to be a a good bit older than homes at other beaches, so my best piece of advice is to see lots of pictures of the place before your reserve it so you're not disappointed:) OBX is beautiful though! Let me know how the trip planning goes!

av- New Orleans sounds like fun. Do you have any recommendations for places to stay/things to do/places to eat? Would love any and all tips! And very Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

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