Mini Day-Trip at the Beach!


Planning a mini day trip to the beach with your family during spring break can be a great time to bond and have some fun!

Here are a few fun activities you can do with them while at the beach:

Start off the day by making sandcastles. The mornings are best for this activity because the wet sand stretches farther from the shoreline, meaning you do not have to make several trips to the water’s edge to get your ammunition. The foggy air that still lingers in the early day also allows the sand castle to be easily molded.

Once you get a group together, start making different figures like castles or tunnels. Holding mini competitions between your friends to see who can make the best sand structure can be extremely fun. If you want to inspire your friends with some awesome sand castle structures, we recommend watching Sand Masters. This show will definitely put them in sand castle mode!
Once the day starts warming up, grill some dogs and enjoy your sandcastle art on the beach. Freshly cooked hot dogs along with a cool potato salad side makes the perfect beach lunch and is easy enough to cook so that you don’t have to worry about spending extensive time preparing a delicious meal.

After a relaxing lunch, get out your sports gear and play some volleyball! With the right group setting, volleyball can be an enjoyable activity that gets everyone actively involved. Whether you decide to play competitively or just toss the ball around, this game creates a good stimulating change from the lazy atmosphere of the beach.

After settling down from a good game, take some time to just relax and hang out on the beach. Gazing at the sunset or making a bonfire while watching the waves is great way to end the day and leave with a peaceful mind.

And that sums our mini-day trip idea for the beach. Hope you enjoyed it and please comment/blog your thoughts!

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Romantic Beach Getaways


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Try spicing up your romance this month by taking a vacation with your lover to an exotic beach. The following list of beaches are some of the most popular and romantic that California has to offer.

Stinson Beach

Begin by taking a steep drive up the ridge in Marin County.  Once you get to the top, stop. Then let the fresh crisp air soak into the spirits of you and your lover as you as you gaze at the magnificent view that Stinson beach has to offer. Stinson holds the perfect scenery for having a romantic summer picnic, or going exploring through the caves with your lover. If you like light hearted adventure and airy ambiance, Stinson is a great romantic beach getaway.

Santa Cruz Beach Town

The Santa Cruz beach town is truly for the young at heart. Walk along the boardwalk and enjoy the upbeat vibe that the classic amusement park brings. It’s a perfect date for those playful romantics who enjoy building sandcastles, eating cotton candy or sitting on top of a lighted ferris wheel while gazing at the shimmering ocean at night. If you’re inclined to go surfing, wine tasting, or explore the nearby hip college town, Santa Cruz offers it all.

Carmel-By-The-Sea

Carmel-By-The-Sea-The name itself conjures a sweet playful image that is bound to rekindle sparks. Every year hundreds of couples get married on this beach. The surrounding trees coupled with the vast stretch of sand make this atmosphere a most relaxing place to spend time with a dear lover.To top it off, Carmel has many luxurious spas. Take your spouse out for a treat by pampering them with a massage from one of these high end resorts.

Moonstone Beach

If you’re looking for a nice, quiet beach with a serene setting, then Moonstone would be a perfect getaway to take your lover. Since this beach doesn’t have any surrounding shops or tourism activities, it makes it that more remote for a private date. You can watch the waves glisten from the sun setting as you snuggle in a cozy blanket with your spouse.

Venice Beach

Venice is one of the most unique places in itself. Filled with vendors that sell everything from ritzy toys to exquisite artwork, you and your lover will not get bored exploring the area. Venice is home to many street performers, idiosyncratic artists, and people from all walks of life. The eccentric nature of the beach itself makes for a romantic adventure to embark on with your loved one.

Experience Unique Sand Textures Along the Central Coast


Smooth, grainy, soothing or muddy, moist, cracked or hot, hard, and stony. There are a wide variety of sand textures on the beach and the characteristics of each can widely determine your experience. Read on to learn about the variety of tantalizing textures found at the beaches of your very own central coast.

Oceano Dunes State Beach

Oceano Dunes State Beach is one of the most unique beaches in California. Widely known for it’s features, scientists, conservationists, government agencies, and the public recognize Oceano State Dunes Beach as having the finest coastal dunes in California. It’s like pillowy powder softness beneath the soles of your feet. As awesome as it is for your feet, driving isn’t always an easy task – getting stuck in the sand is almost instant! If you want a beach that’s got vibrant activity, super soft texture under your feet, then make sure to check out Oceano!

Pismo Beach

The sand texture at Pismo is as smooth as polished glass, sometimes called Mason Sand, and is a recognizable feeling between the toes.  It is perfect to lay down on during a hot day. This condition makes it ideal to play a game of volleyball, or heat yourself up after splashing in the cool waves. The sand also makes it perfect for building sandcastles.

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Want an instant foot massage? Then definitely head out to the beaches of Cambria. Here the sand is more like softly polished tiny pebbles. It takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, you’ll really enjoy the gentle massage and exfoliating properties of Cambria’s beaches. These tiny pebbles also make Moonstone Beach an ideal location to spend the day jamming on a pair of African drums.

Got some other sand texture experiences you want to share? Please do so. We’d love to hear all about them.

Cheers!