Hey everybody! Sorry for the late post today, but it’s been an absolutely insane day! But better late than never right?! Today I will be taking you to Grand Isle, Louisiana! Now, if you live in Louisiana or have spent any time there you know how hot and humid Louisiana is. I don’t know what makes it as humid as it is, but I would dare to say that sometimes it even passes Florida in humidity. Now, when we lived there I longed to go to the beach. (Longing to go to the beach is a rarity for me, so that tells you how hot it was. I am much more of a mountains and cold weather kind of girl.) After doing a little research I found out about the small beach town of Grand Isle, LA. It was about 3 hours away from where we lived in Baton Rouge, so it would make a good weekend trip! After doing a little more research I found out that the Grand Isle State Park allows beach camping. If you’ve never been beach camping I highly suggest you put it on your to-do list!
When we got to the beach we set up camp. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and a fire pit. We set up our tents and even set up horseshoes! There is a nice air-conditioned building with men’s and women’s restrooms with showers inside as well, so you don’t have to completely rough it! After we set up we walked around the state park. They have a large observatory you can climb to look out on the beach and town below. There was also a large pier that you can walk down to enjoy the view.
The evening was spent playing horseshoes, sitting around our little campfire, and just enjoying the time together. I love moments like that!
We walked down the beach as we watched the incredible sunset. There was no one else camping near us, so it was very quiet and soothing. We went to sleep listening to the waves crash nearby.
The first day was all about exploring and enjoying the beautiful beach and surrounding park. On day two we decided that we were going to rent kayaks and kayak around the island. There was a beach bungalow that we passed on the way into town that had a sign out that they rented kayaks. We drove to the bungalow and got our kayaks. We were off!
The sky was beautiful again that day! Big clouds and blue sky are lovely sights to see! There were many inlets to explore and we even made our way out to open waters. There is a large bridge that we attempted to kayak to, but our stomachs got the best of us, and we turned back for sustenance.
There is a little shack off the main road called Megan’s Snowballs. They serve food, but are mostly known for their delicious snowballs (basically a snow cone). After kayaking for three hours, the only thing that can cure that kind of hunger is eating hot dogs and snowballs! We scarfed down our yummy hot dogs, then got excited for the real treat! I got a strawberry cheesecake snowball and it was amazing. Seriously. These people know how to make snowballs! And they even have cute little cut outs to put your face in! How could you resist this cuteness!?!
Needless to say, Grand Isle was a great little weekend trip! Can’t wait to make it again! Happy wandering everyone!