Stories like this really make me smile… It seems like every few months, we tell you a story about how beach access is being blocked for one reason or another. Well guess what? Today we’re telling you just the opposite.
A few years ago, our friends Thalia and Dunia – two cousins from New York City – learned that their family owned land adjacent to Hansen Bay. Now let’s start with that … how cool and exciting is that??!!! Well they moved down here, and they’ve been doing great things ever since.
Rather than blocking access to their beach along Hansen Bay, they’ve been welcoming the public. (And yes, I understand it is not “their” beach; however they own a good amount of property that leads to the beach.) But that’s not the new news. The new news is that they now have a huge, make your own honor bar, they grill for guests every then and again in which you can donate what you think is fair for what you enjoy, and they are also holding a “low country boil” party every Sunday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. They typically ask for a $5 parking donation (which is very fair in our opinion) and they ask an addition $5 for the country boil on Sundays. All they ask in return is that you enjoy the beach and that you clean up after yourselves.
Seriously, how nice is this? It makes me happy to know that people are welcoming others onto their property to enjoy something so beautiful.
Want to go out and visit the ladies at Hansen Bay? Their property is located out East on Centerline Road just over the hill past Vi’s Snack Shack. The parking area is on the righthand side of the road. You can’t miss it. Have fun and tell them we said hello. 🙂