Castaway Cay beach

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  1. mla2177

    mla2177 DIS Veteran

    Aug 9, 2005
    Ok. I'm from the Jersey shore (originally) and was wondering how the "sand" and water are on Castaway Cay? Is it the real soft dusty sand like in Wildwood? Or is the sand like gravel? What about the water, are there a lot of jellies?

    I'm trying to daydream about it and need a true picture. I don't want to be disappointed when I get there. :cloud9:
  2. momof2minnies

    momof2minnies DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2004
    Sand is like white powder, no jellifish and water nice and clear.

    Nothing like the Atlantic coast except Ogunquit Beach Maine

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  4. slk

    slk Mouseketeer

    May 5, 2007
    OK having been to Wildwood and OC, Md many, many times I will tell you
    they are light years apart!!!! There is no comparison here. The sand at
    CC is white, soft and powdery and the water is clear, blue and beautiful
    (think swimming pool water - you can see your feet!) We went in May
    and you could step right in the water - it was quite warm. (for me that's
    something because I'm one that won't get in if it's just a little too cool.)
    As far as the jellies, I've seen others post on here about seeing them
    but when I was there I didn't see any. So it might just depend on when
    you're there.
    Here are a few photos of our CC day:
    Top photo is DD and DS w/Mickey not too far from the entrance.
    Bottom photo is DD and DS at the family beach.
    You won't be disappointed!!!:banana:

  5. Zeppelin

    Zeppelin DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    sand is nice and smooth...the water is clean and very, very calm- bay like....there was a lot of algea last year but that's okay...

    been there three times and yet to see a single jelly fish....
  6. disneyluvr88

    disneyluvr88 It's an illness that only Disney can cure!

    Oct 14, 2006
    the sand is white and no jellies. The water is nice a clear. there are hammocks to swing in and the staff walk around and serve drinks for you. there is lots to do and it is beautiful and relaxing
  7. cinmouse

    cinmouse Mouseketeer

    Mar 8, 2009
    Just got back last month and my only thought was the sand was full of shells..some broken, some not, so at times right along the shore it was a bit rough on our feet.
  8. Fawn

    Fawn DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2002

    There's an old joke...where do Jerseyites go to the beach? Outer Banks! lol

    Comparing a Jersey beach to Castaway is like apples to oranges...can't do it!
  9. BethC1952

    BethC1952 DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2001
    I live at the Jersey Shore, within walking distance of the beach. I haven't been on the beach here since I discovered Castaway Cay! Our beaches here are beautiful, but they aren't Castaway Cay. I like my water nice and warm, and ours doesn't get warm enough until the end of September, and by then the air is getting a bit chilly. Castaway Cay is perfect, even in December. I can't wait to be there in 2 1/2 weeks. It's been a year and a half since I was last there, and I miss it!


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