One Thousand Steps Beach: Santa Barbara’s Best Sunset Spot

It’s hard to pick a favorite beach in the Santa Barbara area, but if you really pushed me, I would probably say One Thousand Steps Beach. Located close to Shoreline Park but with no real parking area, this beach is almost never busy and it has some of the best coastal views in the entire […]

Victoria Beach: The Pirate Tower of Laguna

Laguna Beach is one of the most popular areas in all of Orange County, thanks in part to the TV show of the same name; however, Victoria Beach still feels like a relatively hidden gem. That is most likely because the parking is incredibly difficult, but if you are willing to wait for a spot, […]

Abalone Cove Preserve: Beach Hiking & Tide Pools in Rancho Palos Verde

The hills of Rancho Palos Verdes have become one of my favorite places for coastal hiking in California. Of course, there is the epic shipwreck hike, but if you are looking for something relatively easy and family friendly then check out the stunning Abalone Cove Reserve with its miles of trails, beaches and tide pools. […]

Shark Fin Cove: One of Northern California’s Best Beaches

If you have never seen Shark Fin Cove, then you are missing out on one of the best beaches in all of California. This beach, south of Davenport, is easy to get to, but you have to know where to look. When you see the fin coming out of the water, you will quickly realize where […]

Pirate’s Cove and Sea Cave in Avila Beach

Before you read any further, yes Pirate’s Cove is a nude beach, so don’t be surprised if you see naked people hanging out there and let this be a warning if going with your family. That being said the beach and the cave itself are incredibly beautiful. You can walk to the cave without going […]

Malibu’s Ten Best Secret Beaches

About 7 miles North of Santa Monica on Pacific Coast Highway, you’ll come across a sign that says, “Malibu, 27 Miles of Scenic Beauty,” and it’s true. Malibu is basically a 27-mile long beach stretching from Topanga State Beach in the South to County Line Beach in the North. Even though there are some incredible public […]

Kings Beach State Recreation Area

As one of the more popular beaches in North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach is a beautiful place to spend a day relaxing in the sand or swimming in the water. The parking can be hard since the lot is small, but if you can find a spot you will be in for a treat with […]

Children’s Pool La Jolla: The Best Spot For Seals Viewing

Oh La Jolla, how you constantly capture my heart! I have been to the Children’s Pool half a dozen times and the walk from Scripps Park to the cove itself is still one of my favorites. It reminds me of the Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, while not as majestic but still equally beautiful. When you […]

El Matador State Beach: Malibu’s Best Kept Secret

Along the coast of Malibu are some of the best beaches in the entire United States, really any of them are pretty flawless but for my money the best beach is El Matador State Beach. If you can find parking in the super small lot then you are in for a real treat. The beach […]

Glass Beach in Fort Bragg: Where the Ocean Took Trash and Gave Back Beauty

Ever since I started this blog I have always wanted to visit Glass Beach. The way that the small pieces of sea glass wash up on the shore made it onto my California bucket list and has not left. Maybe this is why, while it was awesome, it did not live up to my expectations. I […]