The houses at Sunset Beach are all set well back from the dunes and protective vegetation. There are long wooden walkways at every block to get to the beach.
When I stopped to take the above picture, I realized that the two little boys on the walkway with me were my great nephew Elijah and unofficial great nephew Ben. I told them I was their Aunt Jeanne, and walked them down to the tent where my Turner relatives had parked their stuff. I got invited to dinner with nephew Jeremy, his wife Rhiannon, new baby Jake, and the rest of the family tonight.
As I walked down the beach, I was struck again by the beautiful open beaches once you pass the last street on Sunset Beach.
There were a great many "half dollars" and some "sand change", but no intact sand dollars.