Since Sanderling opened in 1985, it has been a quiet retreat, a romantic escape, a family treasure, and so many things to our guests. We see familiar faces and new ones, each year growing more and more. Some of those faces are of the Hughes family who have been visiting for 26 years!  We enjoyed spending some time with them as they shared their Sanderling story.  Their sentimental memories of Sanderling once they leave our corner of paradise are something we strive to achieve with every guest.  We’d love you to share your Sanderling memories with us too!

“Sanderling is such a special place to our family – we opted for a “cold” spring break this year with our little girls because of our lifelong ties to the Inn. As mentioned, each year for the past 26 years, we’ve come to Sanderling.  And each year my father walks the beach looking for one special seashell.  The process is studied and purposeful.  At the end of our Sanderling vacation, he takes the “chosen shell,” inscribes the calendar year on it, and puts it on his bookcase.  He now has 26 shells, each with their own memories.”

– Tim Hughes


Photos by the Hughes Family

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