This Little Known Island In North Carolina Is Perfect For Finding Loads Of Sand Dollars
There aren’t many adventures in North Carolina that lead to striking it rich in sand dollars, but any visit to Sand Dollar Island is sure to deliver loads of the beloved sea urchins that tend to burrow into the sand. If you’re superstitious and believe finding a sand dollar is good luck, then prepare yourself for a visit to this little-known island in North Carolina.
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Sand Dollar Island is reachable only by way of small, personal watercraft, or you can take a ferry service. Morehead City Ferry Service offers a three-hour excursion to Sand Dollar Island for $17 (ages 12+), $10 (ages 3-11), and free for those under the age of 3. The ferry has a long ramp, making it easy to get on and off once you’re at the island. The service is offered seasonally, from early May to early September. Daily schedules vary, based upon the tide. Learn more from their official website and see the latest from them on their Facebook page.
Please note: Sand Dollar Island has no shade and no facilities. Bring sunscreen and drinking water.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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