Today I am giving you the inside scoop to one of our favorite new spots on the island BEACH ACCESS #6. This is the last access point before the road ends (as seen here) when you drive down the island.  It will cost you $10 dollars to drive in but they will give you $5 bucks back if you exit the beach with a bag of trash.  Unfortunately, people down here are not the best at keeping the beach tidy but the island has been really cracking down with $2000 fines for littering and I am so glad. 

I had never driven on the beach with my car before but it seems like this is the way they do things here in Texas.  I have to admit it was kind of nice to have our car on the beach because it gave us a nice shade and we had all our supplies nearby. However, a car with four wheel drive is highly recommended, because you don't want to get stuck in the sand!
By all means bring your umbrella or tent, or stop by a souvenir shop and buy one.  The sun is strong and mega hot, especially in these dog days of summer.  Since we are in the middle of summer, the beach was busy but definitely not as crowded as it gets on Isla Blanca.  Luckily, SPI is not that long or big, so it really is a 15/20 min drive or so from the bridge to Beach Access #6 (depending on traffic).

Speaking of giving you the inside scoop, I was in disbelief when I saw ice cream trucks running up and down the beach.   It was definitely another Texan surprise!
 The Canine Travel team was on hand for a little R&R.  Newman did a little beach combing with his dad and Norm and I hung out in the shade.  As you can gather, this beach is a great place to bring the whole family, just make sure you bring doggie bags and a leash.
What's your local beach like?