By Mark Warner

The Hutchinson Island Adventure: Herman’s Bay Beach

Today, the adventure took me to Herman’s Bay Beach.  Sunrise was was at 7:11 a.m. and I was ready to go today… I wanted to be here yesterday but I did not set my alarm clock and unfortunately, I woke up about ten minutes after the sun rose.  Oops.  My only excuse is that when I set my alarm the night before, I saw that it was on but didn’t realize that only my weekday alarm was set.  It is only scheduled to go off Monday thru Friday.  Anyways, I made up for it by getting up on this fine Sunday morning. 

I am not sure what it was like yesterday but I consider myself lucky.  While there weren’t an abundance of distinctive clouds or a beautiful variety of colors in the sky, I was greeted with the presence of a multitude of surfers and paddle boarders.  The waves appeared to be pretty good, not that I would know from experience.  I have only attempted to surf once and that was about twenty years ago but the surfers and paddle boarders seemed to be having a lot of success riding the waves… I could tell that much by just watching them.  I have to admit that it does look fun!

Herman’s Bay beach, like many of the other beaches I have visited on the Hutchinson Island is another that is not known to the masses.  While tourists may not visit this beach, it is definitely beloved by a select few.  Whether it is for the seclusion it offers or if it is just for the waves that crash onto the shores, I don’t know.  I would gladly come and visit again.  Maybe I’ll even give surfing another shot before I get too old…

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog documenting my adventures exploring the many beaches on the Hutchinson Island.  Feel free to read about the others that I have already written about and be on the lookout for more to come.  Go ahead and subscribe, if you would like, so that you can be notified anytime a new edition comes out.  Again, thank you for reading and let it be known that I appreciate any comments or suggestions for improvements, locations to shoot, or just stories about any of these beaches that you would like to share.