National Seashore Beach
(If you can help with fire ministry, ie. bring fire wood and/or help build fire contact Pastor Seth)
What: Fellowship on the beach to include bonfire on the beach. If you haven't been to the National Seashore, you really should make the trip at least once. Marconi beach is often ranked one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S.
When: People will arrive roughly around 3:30 p.m. Come any time. No charge after 5:00ish. Daily sticker is $20, season pass is $60. We will start the fire around dinner time and usually depart the beach around 9:00 p.m.
Where: Go down the stairs, to the right past the life-guarded area. That is the surfing and fire zone. Be prepared - it is a bit of a walk! But well worth it.
What to bring: First of all, pack smart and as light as possible. It's a good walk to the beach. Include a change of clothes and a warmer layer for the evening. Bring food to share and cook on a stick over the fire. Think camp-friendly food. Pre-cooked meat, like hotdogs, sausage, etc. work well. And a side dish to share would be great. Keep it simple, i.e. bring salad in a ziplock bag and we can dish it out in cups. And don't bring a plastic cooler (unless you leave it in the car). We recommend insulated bags, because of they are easier and lighter to carry.
We usually have enough wooden skewers and s'more fixings to share.
For directions and information about Marconi Beach:
P.S. For the late-nighters, we usually stop at the Ice Cream Cafe (5 South Orleans Rd, Orleans) on our way home from the beach. Be prepared to have an incredibly fun and exhausting time!!
P.S.S. Cell service is terrible on the beach.