Life’s a beach!
One thing I love about travel is the coast. Growing up in Perth I was never far from the ocean and have since preferred coastal cities to inland ones. There is nothing better than watching the sun sink into the ocean at the end of a hot summers day. Since it is summer now in my hometown I thought it would be a good time to take a trip down memory lane and share some photos from other coastal places I have been in my travels.
I hope you like them and share your favourite beaches with me so that I may add them to my list some day.
I vividly remember this day when Jen and I were heading from New Orleans, through the states on our way to Florida. Somewhere in Mississippi we came across these armoured personnel carriers launching into the Gulf of Mexico on a training day. The soldiers were really friendly and let us inside the APC’s and told us all about them. It was a most unusual day at the beach.
I love this shot and the feeling of relaxation of hanging out at the beach, whether to gather your thoughts, walk or admire the view.
Watching the sun sink into the ocean in San Francisco. We spent a few days here and admired the sunset every afternoon. San Francisco also had some great breaks for surfing and some interesting walks around to the bay to admire the Golden Gate Bridge.
Daytona beach was a beach like no other. The sand was flat and as hard as concrete. We discovered it was on the beach where car fanatics used to test the speed of their rides back in the early days of NASCAR racing. It makes sense when you feel the surface. Even today you can take your car down onto the beach and set up shop out of your boot. (speed tests are no longer tolerated 🙂 )
Highway 1 runs almost from San Francisco down to San Diego but the section down to LA provides some of the most jaw-dropping coastal scenery in the world. This drive is world famous and follows the rugged rocky coast through paddocks, green hills and even down to an elephant seal hangout outside LA.
Possibly the best beach parking I have ever found. This spot was found on one of the Florida Keys where it is surprisingly hard to find a public beach. Most of the Keys beaches are private and divided up among the hotels which line the coast. Unless you stay at a hotel or caravan park you will struggle to find a place to swim. Thankfully we found this perfect little spot just of one of the bridges.
Such a typical Californian beach scene. Rows of palm trees silhouetted in the setting sun. Man I love the beach! How about you?
These last three are a taste of Western Australia’s beaches. The warm waters of Coral Bay in the north. The beautiful sunsets and sandy white beach of Cottesloe in Perth and the world class waves of Margaret River in the south, WA really has it all in terms of the ocean.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane, I can’t wait to hit the beach again!
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