Thursday, April 10, 2008

Crystal Cove State Beach

I love running at the beach, but I've been avoiding it until I felt my leg was healed. Here is another beach I run at. Welcome to Crystal Cove State Beach. It's a deserted beach... no surf here, and it's too long of a walk down to the beach for the casual picnic-ers. The only one's you find here are the occasional walkers and runners. The length of my Crystal Cove run is 7 miles, the same as my Trestles Beach run.

Here is the view from the parking lot. You can't even see the beach from here, but the wild daisys are a beautiful sight.

You can see it's a long walk down the cliff to the beach.

Here's a view of the tide pools from the trail. A lot of school field-trips will come here to view the Marine Life. At this time the tide is on its way in.

A nice view up the coast to Newport Harbor. The harbor is huge, with no commerical traffic. A lot of superstars have houses on the islands in Newport Harbor.

Here is a nice view of Crystal Cove... or is it Emerald Bay... Hmmm, I'm not really sure.

See all the things littered all over the sand? Those are shells, big ones! Mostly, mussels and scallops.


BethieJ said...

Joni~ what BEAUTIFUL photos, EVERYTIME I see your pictures I think WHY dont I want to pack up and move to Cali?!!! Just lovely!!
Hope your leg is feeling better!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Mara... said...

Joni, that just looks like a little slice of heaven. Running by the beach...does it GET ANY BETTER!!! Glad to hear your leg is feeling better!!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

thanks for torturing me with the beautiful photos of cali...we are FREEZING today, but hopefully, back to more spring like weather tomorrow!