|Some nice man had kites and was teaching the boys how to fly them.|
When I was single, my goal every summer was to get the best tan I could! I had big dreams back then, didn't I? Once you have a family though your priorities begin to change a little......ok a lot! Your goals aren't as superficial anymore. This summer I've tried to ensure that we have a relaxing and fun summer and the beach is a big part of it. Now that we are living in Moorpark, the beach is a lot closer. Our first two beach outings were to Zuma Beach with some friends from our PSP. I love Zuma! It was always my beach of choice growing up.
|Overcast even in July.|
There's one thing about Zuma I don't like though. The rip tide there can be vicious. I remember having to be rescued when I was younger. An experience like that leaves quite a fear and respect for those waves. Last summer Jon was boogie boarding and got caught in a wide and awful rip tide.
|He had to get rescued by a life boat.|
A few weeks ago I started researching some beaches in Ventura since we are only 25 miles from there. I found one that a ton of people gave high reviews for..........Harbor Cove Beach.
|Watching the sailboats.|
Since it's a cove there are no waves! Yay! Since there are no waves, it's a family beach. Lots of kids, plus mommies who aren't dressed in tiny bikinis. Across the street from the beach is a visitor center with lots of info. There's also a tower that has some great views of the surrounding harbor and beaches.
|There are big rocks on each side of the beach and one of the sides has great tide pools.|
|The boys spend a lot of time digging in the sand.|
|Last week Jon joined us for a couple of days!|