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Women’s Beach Week is an annual event, in the spring of each year, for fun and relaxation in Emerald Isle, NC.  This event is open to St. Paul’s women aged 18 years or older. Come for a few nights, or stay all week! This is a great way to meet new people, catch up with friends, relax and have fun. It is a time for fellowship … but it can be so many different things to different people.

Typically, we reserve beautiful, oceanfront properties at Emerald Isle, NC on a Sunday-Sunday schedule; your stay can be any length of time that works for you. Walk on the beach, enjoy kayaking or sightseeing in nearby Beaufort – anything that sounds like fun. We share rooms in an effort to have space for everyone who wants to take part.

Cost depends on the number of people who attend and includes breakfast, lunch and several shared dinners during the week. We ask everyone to volunteer for an assigned meal preparation or two, depending on the length of time you will stay. Details are provided before the trip.

Check out our FAQ’s for more information, or contact wbw@stpaulscary.org for more details.

Oh, no man would ever understand, exactly why I have to hit the sand, hanging out with 50 of my friends, at Women’s Beach Weekend!

History of WBW

Women’s Beach Week is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of St. Paul’s past and present, as well as care for its future. Sometime in the late 1970s, Cathy Coolidge, wife of then Rector Bill Coolidge, realized that women rarely had a chance to socialize without life’s daily distractions.  She started Women’s Beach Weekend to provide a break from everyday responsibilities, hoping women challenged by parenting, working, and running households would return home energized. They did! From its inception until pre-pandemic days, deep and lasting friendships have been forged by love and laughter during this special time away. It is a tradition designed for all women at St Paul’s to enjoy.