Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seal Beach California

November 1st this past Sunday...

If you're looking for a family friendly beach to visit, vacation, to shop, enjoy a beach, dine, watch a classic movie, fish on the pier, kitesurf or just hang out, by all means go to Seal Beach.

Old Town Seal Beach features shady, tree-lined Main Street, a beautiful beach and pier reminiscent of small town America during the mid-1900's.

This beach close to our home has a long pier where families can walk, fisherman can fish and everyone can enjoy views of the sand and surf as they stroll along the pier.
When our girls were little we used to bring them to the playground on the sand just to the side of the pier. On the last day of school in June it became a tradition for us to meet at this beach with all their friends and families for a "beginning of summer beach party." This is a place we often come to on summer nights to enjoy an ice cream and to feel the cool summer evening sea breeze.

Here's a photo of the far end of the beach near the jetty. At the end of the beach is a great little restaurant called "The River's End". It' fun to go there for breakfast or at sunset or just about any time. If you go try their fish tacos...mmmm they're delicious.

The weather is nice in southern California mostly all year long. These pictures were taken this past Sunday, the first day of November!

Here's my daughter Athena, the original water baby. On most weekends throughout the year you can find her at the local beach, surfing.
She has always loved living by the ocean.

Wonder what these fisherman caught?

Seal Beach provides access for boats and yachts entering the Pacific Ocean from Huntington Harbor. It is known as a great location for windsurfing and even has a kitesurfing launch area near the River's End Cafe.


Trekcapri said...

Hi Barb, wonderful photos and description of the Seal Beach community. Looks like you had a wonderful Beach day with your daughter. Sunday's weather was fabulous.

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day today!

Kat said...

Gorgeous photos Barb! I know your time there was special, especially with your beautiful daughter with you.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

How wonderful it would be to see that view every day.
Being at the beach recharges me!~ does that make me a beach bunny too?

girasoli said...

It looks like a great beach and a wonderful little community! I would have loved to have grown up there. Loved seeing all of your photos.

Laurie said...

I'm so jealous! It looks wonderful!

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