If you’re near Keaton Beach, don’t miss a stop at Hodges Park. With two Gulfside picnic pavilions, a pier with a fantastic view, a playground and restrooms, it’s an ideal place to spend an afternoon or watch a sunset.
The boys couldn’t resist running down the length of the pier all the way to the covered sitting area at the end, much to the dismay of the birds that were perched along the railings.
After a drive out to the coast, a walk to one of the park’s Gulfside benches is a welcome reward. It’s a serene spot to take in the view, walk along the sandy beach or watch wildlife.