Summer is the perfect time for a road trip to this laid-back area of the beach.
When you are ready to venture out (i.e. put the shoes back on), you’ll discover a community of artists. Swing by Big Mama’s Hula Girl Gallery, tightly crammed with everything from Woodie Long folk art to whimsical garden art. If you carry a large purse, leave it in the car or you’ll knock something over. I chose a few picture frames (the peeling paint variety) and a small watercolor painting at Lily Pads, a large, market-style shop with multiple vendors and artists. Then the sand and water always draws us back. Day after day. Year after year. You’ll see.