Cabrillo Beach and Tidepools

The first time I came to Cabrillo beach must have been in the early 2000s, primarily to look at the tide pools. The beach itself is smaller than the more popular beaches of southern California such as Santa Monica and the waves are not that large, due to a large offshore kelp bed. What the […]



This beach is a well known surfing spot as well as for other recreational uses. This beach is famous for surfing and well known locally for its family friendly atmosphere. It is located between Emmawood state beach to the south and Mondos beach which is a famous spot for learning how to surf. When you […]

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Marina Park Beach

Marina Park Beach is named after the park it sits next to. The whole beach is developed to be for recreation and leisure. Complete with a wide park, playground, and residential area, the beach is a homeowner’s dream. It’s also a favorite spot to wind down, especially for families and dog-owners. In my opinion, it […]


Hollywood Beach

When I first arrived at the beach, it was around 2:00 in the afternoon, the weather was moderately warm and it felt like a good day to go. The first thing that came to mind was, why is it empty? In the summer of 2018, the parking lots would be crowded with families and friends […]


Staircase Beach, California

Staircase is located in North Los Angeles County, a few miles south of Point Mugu.  I have visited this beach since I was a young child and share many great experiences spending time with friends and family surfing here. For this blog I am viewing this beach with an environmental and familial lens.   Recently […]