The coast of St. Simons Island is different than most other beaches my family likes to visit.
We don’t consider it the prettiest beach, by any means, but we do love the way the tide changes at St. Simons Island, adding to the adventure whenever we can take a family getaway to the coast.
We enjoyed doing this every day we were there during a recent visit to the coast.
We also enjoyed it when the water was at high tide and we could stand on the steps leading down to the beach and throw out a crab trap. It’s so easy a couple of kids showed us how it’s done! One afternoon, when we were sitting on the beach playing in the shallow water we watched them catch crab after crab, dumping them into their bucket. They were catching their dinner. I promised my girls we would do the same the next day, so we picked up the trap at the local gas station for less than $12 and grabbed a chicken leg from the fabulous Chef Jeff at King and Prince. We had a blast throwing the net out like a Frisbee into the water (my older daughter was a natural at this)…then my youngest would count to 60 and we’d pull up the trap. Just about every single time we’d pull it up with at least one crab, sometimes two, nibbling on that chicken leg. We were just catching and releasing but we could have had one yummy meal that night if we had planned to stay that evening, but we were supposed to head home and I wasn’t planning on bring the crabs in the car with me.
We could have planned this trip for months and wouldn’t have had as much fun as we did just by winging it. Maybe every city isn’t designed for such easy-going enjoyment, but St. Simons was simply perfect for us.