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Mitchell’s Cove Beach

Mitchell's Cove Beach in Santa Cruz, California

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For the last few Sundays, we’ve started a tradition to spend them as exclusively family time. Weekend time is usually family time anyway, but we’ve made it a point to get out of the house too. Whether it’s a picnic, a bike ride, or a beach trip. Last week we visited Team Beach, and today I’m sharing a little trip we took to Mitchell’s Cove Beach in Santa Cruz, California. It’s a small cove on the west side that is dog-friendly and nearly disappears during high tide.

The tide was on it’s way out when we arrived, so we set ourselves up against the rocks on the far side of the beach. The sun was warm and welcoming, and tidepools full of beach life were scattered about the rocks in front of the breaks. There was a waterfall from storm water that ran into the ocean, and the surf must have been good because there were quite a few surfers out too.

Our usual routine is to eat lunch as soon as we arrive (less sand on little hands), then enjoy the rest of our day. The boys had a great time playing in all of the little areas, and later in the afternoon headed over to where the beach was larger. Søren ended up riding home without clothes because all of his were soaking wet and covered with sand. Who knew that February could make such a great beach month?

Mitchell’s Cove Beach
West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060

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12 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous place!! And your photography (and family) are amazing!! Would so love to travel and visit there!
    xo,
    Lindsay & Whitney
    http://www.thedoubletakegirls.com

  2. These pictures look like they are out of a magazine! How beautiful! I have serious spring fever and am in desperate need of a beach day!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  3. I really like the idea of taking time to spend with your family one day a week (at least) and this is such a neat idea. I mean, what’s better than a picnic on the beach? Not much, not much at all. Your photography is so stunning too! xx adaatude.com

  4. What a beautiful beach and such amazing photos too!
    Great post
    http://www.wanderfreeblog.wordpress.com

  5. What a gorgeous place!!! I am in major need of a beach day… I want to be there like, now! 🙂

  6. stunning as per usual! Loving all the hats, and especially the crab picture. family time is awesome.
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

  7. Your images are always stunning and I love the photo of your boys and the little crab! Looks like an awesome relaxing Sunday!

    xo,
    Brooke Webb | http://www.kbstyled.com

  8. Lovely pictures, our travel-lust list has added another destination now! Plus… how cute is all your family together!!! *insert 50 heart emojis* 🙂

    Lloyd & Yaya xx

  9. This is stunning! I love that you are making the weekend about family time! Now that we have a little boy, I’m more mindful of that. xo
    McKenna
    stylewaltz.com

  10. Great photos!! It looks like you and your family had a great time! I think it’s great that you make time to spend as a family out of the house!
    Charlene The Frugal Fashionista

  11. This is such gorgeous photography and scenery. PS that kid of your is beyond adorable!

  12. As per usual, this photography is on point. This cove looks crazy gorgeous. Looks like it was an amazing time!

    Cameron Proffitt