Sand is something I ordinarily try not to get on my feet but the best way to walk on the beach is barefoot. The soft sand feels great and there’s nothing like kicking off my shoes to sink my toes into powdery beach sand. It’s rejuvenating. Much of the sand on Cedar Island’s beaches is made up of quartz crystals produced by the weathering of continental land masses like the Appalachian mountains. The quartz is washed down America’s great rivers into the Atlantic where it is carried onto the beaches by water currents and waves. Bonus…. Quartz doesn’t stick to your feet as much as normal beach sand!