Beach Sun

April 28, 2015  •  2 Comments

Like many Fresnans, one of my fave places to escape to is California's Central coastal region.  No doubt if you grew up in the Central Valley you have fond memories of driving Highway 1!  Here's a few photos from my last few trips to tantalize you to take another trip to the coast sooner rather than later!

Coastal Foothills leading to the Pacific OceanCoastal Foothills leading to the Pacific Ocean Ano Nuevo State ParkAno Nuevo State Park

Growing up, my family went to Pismo Beach every summer:

Pismo Beach SunsetPismo Beach Sunset

Splash Cafe in Pismo BeachSplash Cafe in Pismo Beach Pismo Beach at DuskPismo Beach at Dusk

Me and my husband's first date was a spontaneous midnight trip to Santa Cruz so it holds special memories!  Here we are in front of the last remaining arch of the "bridge" on Natural Bridges State Beach (there used to be an arch on each side of the remaining arch, visitors were once allowed to walk and even drive on the bridge until it collapsed in 1980!):

From October to February, Monarch Butterflies migrate to the eucalyptus grove by this beach:  

Natural Bridges State Park  WalkwayNatural Bridges State Park Walkway Monarchs, Natural Bridges State BeachMonarchs, Natural Bridges State Beach

Natural Bridges State Park LagoonNatural Bridges State Park Lagoon

During this time the tide is lower so you can walk through the natural bridge and see the different creatures that call this place home:

Starfish, Natural Bridges State BeachStarfish, Natural Bridges State Beach Anemone, Natural Bridges State BeachAnemone, Natural Bridges State Beach

A sunset shot of the bridge:

Natural Bridges State ParkNatural Bridges State Park

See you on the beach!  XOXO, emily


Comments

Dani(non-registered)
I love these pictures! Looks like a lovely place to explore.
Jeannie Rodriguez(non-registered)
Beautiful!
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