A Beach Trolley Excursion
- photos by Ellis Anderson
By now, you’ve seen the CTA Beach Trolley making the 60-minute loop from Silver Slipper Casino, along Beach Boulevard, through Old Town and back to the casino.
Watching the beachfront and store fronts go by from inside the comfortable green trolley is a carefree and fare-free excursion and a handy way to travel. Whether you have a destination in mind - restaurants, shops, the casino floor - or just want to relax, ride and take in the sights - the Beach Trolley is the way to go.
Beach to Bayou
There were locals with a swirl of small children who stowed a red wagon and stroller behind the driver’s seat for the duration of the ride. When the trolley reached their starting point at Nicholson Avenue, the group stepped off, red wagon in tow.
CTA describes the Beach Trolley as a stroll along Hancock County’s coastline. Get on board and enjoy the leisurely ride. The service is available through September, when a decision to continue the free trolley rides will be made.
The trolley runs Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.