Monday, April 18, 2016

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Coast from Leffingwell Landing, Cambria,
 © B. Radisavljevic
One can approach the ocean from Paso Robles in many ways. Probably the closest beaches to Paso Robles are Cambria, San Simeon State Beach, and Cayucos. Continue south on Highway 1 or take 101 to Highway 41 to reach Morro Bay. Just a bit farther south and you will be at Avila Beach and Pismo Beach. Each beach and coastal city has its own unique character, and most locals have a preferred beach where they like to access the ocean. My personal favorite is Moonstone Beach, and next would be Avila Beach. The photo essays I just linked to will show you an extensive look at each beach in photos and videos as I experienced them. I will introduce some different and more recent photos here. I'm glad the ocean is only a short distance from Paso Robles, and I can get to any of my favorite beaches quickly. 

One of my favorite places to access the ocean in Cambria is Leffingwell Landing. Below are some of the reasons why.

Leffingwell Landing is one place where I can go with Hubby, who has difficulty walking very far, where he can sit and watch the ocean while I walk the boardwalk and we are both happy.  There are also restrooms easily accessible. I think the sun is in his eyes in this photo.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Hubby Watching Ocean from Leffingwell Landing, Cambria, © B. Radisavljevic

Leffingwell Landing is a place where children can be active while getting their own personal taste of nature. I remember how my own children loved to climb on the rocks when we went to a beach that had them. They would  have loved the Cambria coastline.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Children Climbing Rocks at Leffingwell Landing, Cambria, © B. Radisavljevic

Here's one more  shot of the ocean from Cambria before we move on. I love the way the sun reflects on the ocean.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Sun Reflecting on Ocean at Leffingwell Landing, Cambria, © B. Radisavljevic


Before we leave the North Coast, here's one shot taken at San Simeon Sate Beach.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Cove at San Simeon State Beach, © B. Radisavljevic



If you watch my video, you can  hear the ocean at San Simeon, as well as see it.





Now we will move south to Cayucos. When I think of Cayucos I think of not only the ocean and the beach, but also the seaweed and the patterns formed by the waves on the sand.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Wave-formed Patterns on the Sand at Cayucos, © B. Radisavljevic


Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Shadow of Pier on Kelp in Water Beside Cayucos Pier, © B. Radisavljevic

We can't leave Cayucos without a shot of a sea gull, since the gulls own the place.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Gull on Shore at Cayucos Beach, © B. Radisavljevic
Time to move south to Morro Bay now.  Morro Bay's most famous landmarks are its smokestacks and Morro Rock. Since I'm focused on the ocean, I'll show you the rock. Since Morro Bay is a fishing village, it is usually surrounded by boats.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Morro Rock and Fishing Boats, © B. Radisavljevic
The gulls own Morro Bay as they do every other Central Coast beach or pier I've been to. This one just  took off from the pier.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Morro Bay Sea Gull in Flight, © B. Radisavljevic
It's time to move on to Avila Beach, which actually is two beaches. There's the one near town with a more typical sandy beach, and there is also Port San Luis. These photos were taken at Port San Luis because there is more wildlife to look at. Below is a gull on the rocks deciding whether to go fishing.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Port San Luis in Avila Beach Sea Gull on Rock, © B. Radisavljevic





Below are more sights and sounds from Avila Beach, Port San Luis.

As usual, the sea gulls have staked their claim on the Harford Pier.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
Port San Luis,  Avila Beach Sea Gulls on Pier, © B. Radisavljevic

Our last stop will be Pismo Beach. It's a popular beach with people and seagulls. Don't leave your picnic food unattended. It will soon be surrounded. This is what happened to one ice chest left by itself on the beach. It's like an airport restaurant for sea gulls.



Here's a glimpse of people enjoying Pismo Beach near the pier.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
People Enjoying Pismo Beach Near Pier, © B. Radisavljevic

Below is the view many people visualize when they think of Pismo Beach.

Ocean Photos from the California Central Coast
 Pismo Beach, California, © B. Radisavljevic
Here are some of my more popular Zazzle products made from photos taken at Pismo Beach, in case you missed picking up a souvenir last time you were there.



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