Sandbar Party

I found this photo online and it will give you an idea of what I witnessed.

I was driving along Florida’s route 98, which crosses over the inlet at Destin, FL. Wasn’t able to get a photo but off to my right was absolutely the largest sandbar party I’ve ever witnessed. There were at least 400 boats anchored up on the low-tide sandbar with several thousand people standing around in the shallow water drinking adult beverages and enjoying each other’s company. Closest I ever came to this was at a sugar sand beach at the entrance to Pensacola Bay about 10 years ago. Great time but not nearly as large. At one time sandbar parties were a common feature near the causeway going from Morehead City, NC over to Atlantic Beach. I’m pretty sure the local constabulary called a halt to them, however.

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