Diamond Head Hike

Hawaii is a beautiful place to visit. There are so many great hikes like Diamond Head on the island of Oahu.  Diamond Head Hike is a moderate hike that is about 1.6 miles round trip. It is an amazing hike to do with friends, family, and kids. When you get to the top you will be blown away by the view. You can see the whole island and the beautiful ocean water of Oahu. I loved this hike and I hope you will be able to go on this hike sometime too!

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Sandys Beach

In Oahu Hawaii there is a beautiful beach called Sandys. The waves are awesome and the perfect size. The water is so warm and enjoyable all the time, even during the rain. Be careful because it is shore break and you can hurt your self. It is a great place to vacation and spend time with family and friends. There are amazing body surfers and skin boarders there all the time. It is so fun to watch them. It is a beautiful place to go and watch even if you don’t want to go in the water. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy the amazing beach and great waves!

Pipeline

This week over break I went to Oahu, Hawaii. We spent a few amazing days on the North Shore where we got to go to beaches like Pipeline and watch the surfers on the powerful waves. The water was a nice 80 degrees, so many of the surfers didn’t need to wear wetsuits. Being that it was Pipeline, they were all very good and caught some impressive rides. There were lots of people that came to watch the surfers do their thing. Living in Hawaii would be a dream, and to be able to experience the environment everyday must be incredible. If you are every in Oahu, definitely visit the North Shore and the beaches along the coast such as Pipeline, Waimea Bay, and Sharks Cove.

Laguna

Laguna is a beautiful place to go and enjoy the beach! It is a great place to relax and hang out with friends! There are waves about 2 to 3 feet and the water is about 63-66 degrees. The sunsets are amazing. Every time I have been they have be unbelievably pretty. If you are hungry you can go down town laguna and find about anything you want to eat. They have everything you could imagine! Theres also great shops you can go to! They have a trolley that stops by all the near by beaches so you can make a day out of it! Hope you get to go there sometime!

Balboa Island

As we know this isn’t a typical beach, it is a great place to go to be by the water but also enjoy other things too. You can go down to main street and get delicious treats like the Balboa Bar, have good shopping, or you can just walk along the water. It is also a great place to take paddle boards or kayaks out since there are no waves. It is a beautiful place to bring your dog on a walk or go out with friends. During Christmas time, it is a super fun place to go and look at pretty lights and drink hot chocolate, however, it gets crowded quickly. Another fun thing to watch during Christmas is the boat parade. Residents of Balboa or anyone who owns a boat can decorate it and take it through the harbor. Finally, you can take the Balboa Ferry over to the fun zone where you can play arcade games, go on the ferris wheel, or get food. It is a great place to go with family and enjoy the day!

 

Huntington State Beach

Huntington State Beach is a beautiful place to be. There are so many fun things you can do to make your day worth while. You can have a wonderful day at the beach with awesome waves, great food, and people watching. The water is pretty warm averaging from 64-67 degrees. If you want to stay for the night there are tons of fire pits that are great for bonfires and s’mores. During the summer they had a weekly movie on the beach where they put up a huge screen and played different movies. It is so fun and a great place to go with friends.

 

Thousand Steps

Thousand Steps has so many different things that you can enjoy. It is located in the beautiful Laguna Beach. Although the name implies that there are 1000 steps, you only have to go down about 230 stairs to get there. There are caves, secret pools, great waves, rocks to climb, and adventures to go on. The caves and secret pools are only accessible at certain times. When the tide is high, no one is allowed to attempt to climb the rocks to get over to them. However, if the tides are low, it is a beautiful place to explore. Most of the time there is a great shore break that allows for body surfers to get some great pictures. Also, if you want to explore down the beach, you can climb on and through some rocks to get to other little beaches in Laguna. It is a lot of fun to spend the day in Laguna going from beach to beach on the trolley and spending the day at Thousand Steps.

The Wedge

The Wedge is known for it’s massive waves and amazing shots photographers have been able to capture there. This summer, there were many big swells that came through the wedge. Some consisted of 12-14 foot waves. On those particular days, only the experts are allowed out in the water and there are many lifeguards supervising. On days like the one pictured, many people like to go out and enjoy the perfect waves to body surf on. The Wedge is separated from CDM beach by just one jetty. If you sit up on the jetty you can feel the mist of the waves spraying up at you. If you love to shred awesome waves and get barreled, then this is the place to be.

Bring your go pro and good luck!

Crystal Cove

Tide pools, waves, shake shack, and hiking sums up the beauty that is called Crystal Cove. This beach usually is not too crowded, which is nice for a quiet but fun day at the beach. The scenery is beautiful and to get down to the water, you can enjoy a nice walk through Newport Coast. Another nice thing about Crystal Cove are the tide pools. Some days they are closed due to high tide, but this is rare. For the most part, you are able to go out on the rocks and find creatures such as sea aninamies, crabs, and fish. Then there is the delicious shake shack at the top of the hill. You can enjoy shakes, burgers, fries and more while looking over the water. To see more about this beach check out this site!  http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/beaches/

Have fun!

Huntington City Beach

The south side is the best place to be. We typically spend our time at tower 5. This gives us the opportunity to be by the pier, downtown, and pacific city without too big of crowds. During the summer you get to experience the junior guards training up and down the beach. If there are surf competitions going on it is the perfect place to watch while also being able to go in the water. If you get hungry you can head over to Kokomos on the beach or up to Rubys on the pier. Usually waves are around 2-4 feet with an average temperature of about 65 degrees. Our favorite part of city beach is that it is quick and easy to get to and be able to have a great time with friends whether it is an hour or the whole day.

See you there sometime!