Moss Landing State Beach

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It was nearly 11AM when we woke. I was angry at myself for wasting the morning, but relieved that I had a few extra hours of sleep. The kids already ate breakfast and were entertaining themselves, something that is starting to happen more often. We had our normal conversation about how late it was and went over our to-do lists a few times but nothing seemed right. I guess we really are California beach bums because we headed to Moss Landing State Beach, somewhere we’ve never gone before.

Parking was free, easy, and the sand was warm. A huge pod of at least fifteen Humpback whales was showing off, easily viewed from the beach. We made the most of our day, playing musical hats, digging holes, and looking for shells. On the drive home we were treated to the most beautiful sunset we’ve ever seen in our life. Take that, Alaska!

The day started and ended late, but it was so, so good.

Post part of a Local Adventures Link Up.

31 thoughts on “Moss Landing State Beach

  1. Look at that pile of black flip flops, nothing cuter than tiny flip flops. The animated gif always gets me, I was stuck watching that for a minute or so 🙂

  2. ok, the beaches over here on the east coast don’t have water that blue! jealous! and humpback whales showing off? super jealous! looks like you had a great day!

  3. This was the perfect post to wake up (late!) too! Thinking of heading to Moss Landing today to see the whales. Woke up late thinking maybe it’s not worth it now by the time we find a zipcar load up the kids and drive from Berkeley… But now you’ve got me thinking we can do it 🙂

  4. I love a nice day to sleep in and then just enjoy the time being beach bums! What a gorgeous and fun day. I love your photographs, they are beautiful. I love that you made a gif as well, so fun to watch the waves.

  5. Gorgeous photos, Jessica! We go down to Monterey + Carmel quite often, but I’ve never stopped in Moss Beach. Looks like a gorgeous place and you had (most of) the beach to yourselves!

    It was great to meet you ladies at Original Gravity last week! Hope to see you again soon!

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