WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner loves going to the beach! In fact, she just got back from a beach trip. Out and About asked Elizabeth for her Five Fave Beach picks. Check them out:
Best Restaurant: I love Provision Company in Southport. Seating is all on the waterfront deck and the seafood is just caught fresh.
Best Beach: Sunset Beach has the most gorgeous sand. The beach is very wide and the water is quite shallow for a long way out making for great swimming.
Best Bike ride: The best beach bike riding is at Bald Head Island. There are no cars on the island, only golf carts and bicycles. The development blends with the landscape and the bike rides are wonderful!
Best beach sport: Stand up paddleboarding. We have so many great creeks and sounds at our beaches in NC. Those are great places for the up and coming sport of sup. It’s a great core workout.
Best beach party: At every full moon there’s a party at east beach on Bald Head Island. The Maritime Market brings free food to the “Howl at the Moon Party." As the sun sets over the dunes and the moon rises over the ocean every one howls by the bonfire. They really do. (The next Howl at the Moon party is June 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Beach Access 39, according to Bald Head's official blog.)
Check back this week for more of our Five Faves: Beach special edition!