Sunrises at Sunset Beach, North Carolina

{Dates of visit: Oct 29-Dec 4, 2013}

One of our non-RVing friends had given us a recommendation to see Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. Since we were already headed that direction and the prices for RV sites in Myrtle Beach worried us we took the friends advice and found a cheap quaint RV park in Sunset Beach...just minutes from Ocean Isle.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of the campground. Some spots were tight fits and we couldn't get the Dish satellite to tune in but that just meant more time for the beach.
While not a beach front park, Wishing Well RV Park is located only 5 miles from the ocean and it was very reasonably priced at just $10 per night with our Passport America discount (I believe it's gone up to $12 as of 2014). This is a no frills park with 30 amp service, sewer and water hookups that sits in a small grove of trees. There's no clubhouse, pool or hot tub...nope, this is simply a clean, quiet place to rest your head at night after spending your days on the nearby beaches.

Beach yoga anyone?
And that's exactly what we did during our stay. Once again I made the commitment to rise before the sun, drive down to the beach every morning, do some yoga (sun salutations, naturally) and snap a few pictures of the world waking up.


We also captured a few sunset pictures at the aptly named Sunset Beach...


The perfect kind of beach for biking.
Happy Hour!
We managed a trip into Myrtle Beach for a little ride on the boardwalk...


And took a fun little side trip to Indigo Farms Produce and Garden Center, a farm which is actually situated in both South and North Carolina. They run a bakery, coffee shop and offer organic produce and garden supplies. At various times of the year they have PYO (pick your own) strawberries, blueberries and blackberries as well as a pumpkin patch and hay rides. We actually just stopped by to check out the barnyard and it would be a perfect kid friendly place to visit.

Nap time!
Hershey the Hinny. A hinny is cross between a horse and a donkey but unlike a mule, whose father is a donkey and mother is a horse,  a hinny's  father is a horse and the mother is a donkey.

This little area is a great alternative to the touristy, hustle bustle we experienced during our day at Myrtle Beach...unless that's your thing (and sometimes it is for us too). Either way, waking up a little early to catch the sunrise should be part of your agenda.

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