Where is this beauty of a beach?
Is it Tenerife?
Is it Majorca?
Is it Sicily?
No, well, I think you know it by now, as I put it in the title and in the captions……it’s in Oceanside, California, which is just 45 minutes north or so of downtown San Diego. Oh, this beach is so stunning and one of my latest joys and discoveries. You can live by a place, but not even visit it or know of it’s beauty, until one day you stumble upon a part of it, and instantly think, wow, this is so beautiful, how could I never have visited this place before, or even known how beautiful? So, now, I go back to this beautiful beach as often as I can. Here are more pictures.
Beautiful park by Paradise on the Beach (that’s just my name for it) – it’s actually called Tyson’s Park – I believe.
A bit of color by the beach
Take a walk along the Pier
Especially on a day that’s perfect, and the sky is clear
Okay, the sky may not be that clear, but the day was perfect.
Here’s a view from the Pier
Another view from the Pier
Back to the beautiful Pier
More of the beach
Guess what? There’s a restaurant on the Pier, and it was fun eating there, it almost felt like being on a cruise!
Okay, so I had to take a picture inside Ruby’s where we enjoyed lunch, but this one didn’t come out great, I wanted to show the view through the window
Back to the outside world and lovely Oceanside Pier again! Here’s someone else enjoying the view from the Pier.
Here’s someone taking a break from fishing on the Pier
Here’s more people enjoying the view from the Pier
What a beauty of a beach!
What nice waves you have!
What nice trees you have!
Chandi loved visiting Oceanside
I know these people loved the beach
I think anyone visiting would love this place
Life’s more fun with a visit to the beach. I hope the beach is within reach for you
No matter which angle you view it from, Oceanside Beach should be within your reach
Shade or no shade, tents or not
This beach sparkles
Where is Oceanside again?
It’s part of sunny San Diego, just 5 or 10 minutes away from Carlsbad, and 40 or 45 minutes north of downtown San Diego.
Oh, it’s so Oceanside!
By the way, Happy Labor Day!
I love traveling, but unfortunately can’t get away this year – it’s a far cry from last year when I went to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and then on a cruise on the Enchantment of The Seas to Bermuda.
However, San Diego is a place where you can enjoy living, and vacation here every day of the year with the right mindset. This is not just home, but a vacation paradise. This year, instead of renting out my timeshare at the Grand Pacific Palisades, I took a working holiday – we stayed at the Palisades for seven days even though I had to work – but I was on holiday in the evenings! My kids were on holiday all day long – after all it’s their vacation from school. By staying at this resort (only twenty minutes away from my home) it mostly gave my kids the chance to get away from our house, and have a change of scenery and experience the swimming pool every day, and feel like we were on holiday.
Sometimes, you just have to stay at home or near home.
The view from the balcony in the evening:
I came home from work and took my little girl to the swimming pool
It’s a pretty place for a walk in the evenings
Then there’s neighboring Oceanside to explore (only ten minutes north of Carlsbad):
Life’s just a beach!
Then on the weekend with Legoland just across the street, who could resist, and guess who loves Legoland?
Keep dreaming of holidays during your holiday when the Taj Mahal presents itself to you at Legoland!
Fancy going to India to see this beauty? The one and only time that I went to India – I was mesmerized by the real Taj Mahal, it’s no wonder it’s one of the seven wonders of the world! it really is breathtaking, and it’s also a beautiful sight to behold at Legoland.
I just have to show the Taj Mahal at Legoland again to you – can you believe the creativity?
Now, we were transported to Australia! We were on a boat ride and I didn’t get a very good picture of the Sydney Opera House, but here are two of them:
Next, we were transported to Paris, France!
Next, we were presented with images of Egypt……don’t say Legoland is not worldly!
What’s not to like about staying in your own home turf once in a while and vacationing at home? San Diego is a great place to staycation. However, if you don’t live here, it’s a really nice place to vacation.