Crystal Cove State Beach

We went down to Crystal Cove State Beach last Friday, The weather wasn't too hot, but just right. After we parked, we hiked through a nature trail on a wooden boardwalk before reaching the cliffs. There were a lot of native shrubs and small critters, I'm making a mental note to come back in the Spring when every things really blooming.
Once you make it to the cliffs, the view is beautiful. We followed a narrow, dirt trail along the edge of the cliffs, thankfully there's a fence, till we reached the staircase.
We had a really great time exploring the tide pools, with the unusual squarish rock formations.
I'm happy that we wore water shoes, flip flops just don't work well on uneven, slippery rocks and tennis shoes get too water logged. And we hiked back up the trail in them on the way back. I highly recommend them for tide pooling.
Linked to:
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
..: Crystal Cove State Beach

Sunday, August 1

Crystal Cove State Beach

We went down to Crystal Cove State Beach last Friday, The weather wasn't too hot, but just right. After we parked, we hiked through a nature trail on a wooden boardwalk before reaching the cliffs. There were a lot of native shrubs and small critters, I'm making a mental note to come back in the Spring when every things really blooming.
Once you make it to the cliffs, the view is beautiful. We followed a narrow, dirt trail along the edge of the cliffs, thankfully there's a fence, till we reached the staircase.
We had a really great time exploring the tide pools, with the unusual squarish rock formations.
I'm happy that we wore water shoes, flip flops just don't work well on uneven, slippery rocks and tennis shoes get too water logged. And we hiked back up the trail in them on the way back. I highly recommend them for tide pooling.
Linked to:
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

6 Comments:

At August 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM , Blogger eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos from your hike at the beach. Looks like a beautiful state park!

 
At August 1, 2010 at 5:51 PM , Blogger Sue said...

Thanks for the great photos, and the reminder that I need to get out more and enjoy the things that are so awesome and so close by!

Take care, Sue

 
At August 1, 2010 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Snap said...

Looks like a wonderful time on the beach! Great mosaics. thanks for taking us with you!

 
At August 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Vee said...

Three delightful mosaics...wonderful muted colors and interesting subjects.

 
At August 1, 2010 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I loved these photos. I've heard of Chrystal Cove, but never been there. Where exactly is it? I'd love to visit it. Thanks for the heads up about the shoes too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

 
At August 2, 2010 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Ann said...

What fantastic mosaics. The beauty of the water is perfect.

 

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