#shareitsaturday / visiting a west coast beach – Huntington Beach, CA

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Today we visited a beach on the west coast for the first time ever.

Introducing Huntington Beach, California.

The photos aren’t doing this beach justice. I would come back a million times over to visit this area. The temps were almost 70 degrees early in the day and the crisp breeze rolled in from the ocean. I’m a huge fan.

We ventured out around 9am and the beach and pier were PACKED.

One side of the pier had tryouts for lifeguards. All of the people on the yellow surfboards are rescue lifegaurds.

The other side of the pier had a surfing competition in full force. Surfers EVERYWHERE.

Too bad we didn’t bring our surf boards and show them what’s up. Brian was just hannngry:

 

If you find yourself in Huntington Beach, definitely go for a stroll on the pier. It’s free and beautiful.

Yes, the cars were parked on the pier!

Finally, Brian said I had to stop taking photos so we could eat breakfast.

This restaurant was on the street right across from the pier and the windows opened so you felt like you were outside.

The food was amazing too, so good I forgot to take a photo, lol.

This part of the beach reminded me of Brazil. There weren’t many buildings at all on the beach side so it really made it feel open and gorgeous as you’re driving along and even walking on the beach. Everything is situated across the street.

Including our hotel.

We spent last night at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel and it was fantastic. I found a deal on Orbitz and booked it at the last minute as we landed at the airport. Yes, nothing like last minute travel plans that work out to be stellar!

I forgot to take any photos of the hotel before we left today, so here are a few from the hotel’s website. This was totally a surfer hotel and I loved every beachy aspect in the rooms and lobby.

It was clean, quaint and styled. We loved it. The location could not be beat. One short 5 minute walk out the lobby door and you’re at the pier.

This was our exact room:

We continued our journey and drove south into Newport Beach, CA. If I had a choice between the two, I would hands-down go back to Huntington Beach.

With only a few hours to explore, we traveled back north and checked into our Keller Williams conference that began this afternoon.

My favorite thing about Anaheim?

This:

Palm tree lined sidewalks should be everywhere. They just make you happy!

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