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The Other SoCal Strand

In my view this is one of the nicest beaches in Southern California and has more free parking than you can imagine. The catch is that there are stairs to go up and down to get from the beach to the parking lot. They are easy stairs, though, and as I wanted to spend all day down by the water I took a stair climbing hand cart that has a comfy fold-down seat. At the bottom of well over 100 stair steps there is this ramp which was way harder to go up and down than the stairs. Fortunately there is a metal fence most of the way, which is a necessity for people carrying stuff when the wind comes up.

It is a narrow strand and as you see in my photo, the sand is wet right up to the rocks, meaning the tide was too high for pitching a shade thing. No matter, it was also too windy for that. When high waves finally chased us all off the beach it was early enough to get a nice picture with no people there. A beach with no people is my favorite kind.

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Written by Ann Hartley

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