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Where’s This Beach…Hope It’s Within Reach! It’s in Oceanside!

Where is this beauty of a beach?

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

Is it Tenerife?

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

Is it Majorca?

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

Is it Sicily?

Oceanside Beach, CA

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.

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

A bit of color by the beach

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

Take a walk along the Pier

Oceanside, CA

Oceanside, CA

Especially on a day that’s perfect, and the sky is clear

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Okay, the sky may not be that clear, but the day was perfect.

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Here’s a view from the Pier

A view from Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA

A view from Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA

Another view from the Pier

A view from Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA

A view from Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA

Back to the beautiful Pier

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

More of the beach

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Guess what?  There’s a restaurant on the Pier, and it was fun eating there, it almost felt like being on a cruise!

Ruby's Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

Ruby’s Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

Ruby's Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

Ruby’s Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

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

Ruby's Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

Ruby’s Restaurant, Oceanside Pier, CA

Back to the outside world and lovely Oceanside Pier again!  Here’s someone else enjoying the view from the Pier.

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Here’s someone taking a break from fishing on the Pier

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Here’s more people enjoying the view from the Pier

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

What a beauty of a beach!

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

What nice waves you have!

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

What nice trees you have!

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Chandi loved visiting Oceanside

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

I know these people loved the beach

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

I think anyone visiting would love this place

Oceanside Pier, CA

Oceanside Pier, CA

Life’s more fun with a visit to the beach.  I hope the beach is within reach for you

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

No matter which angle you view it from, Oceanside Beach should be within your reach

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Shade or no shade, tents or not

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

This beach sparkles

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Where is Oceanside again?

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

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.

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oh, it’s so Oceanside!

Oceanside Beach, CA

Oceanside Beach, CA

By the way, Happy Labor Day!

Staycation in San Diego

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:

View the Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad

View from the Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad

I came home from work and took my little girl to the swimming pool

Kids Splash Area at the Kids Pool, Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad

Kids Splash Area at the Kids Pool, Grand Pacific Palisades, Carlsbad

It’s a pretty place for a walk in the evenings

Carlsbad in the evening

Carlsbad in the evening

Then there’s neighboring Oceanside to explore (only ten minutes north of Carlsbad):

Oceanside Beach

Oceanside Beach

Life’s just a beach!

Oceanside Beach

Oceanside Beach

Then on the weekend with Legoland just across the street, who could resist, and guess who loves Legoland?

Legoland in Carlsbad, CA

Legoland in Carlsbad, CA

Keep dreaming of holidays during your holiday when the Taj Mahal presents itself to you at Legoland!

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

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.

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

I just have to show the Taj Mahal at Legoland again to you – can you believe the creativity?

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

The Taj Mahal at Legoland, CA

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:

The Sydney Opera House at Legoland, CA

The Sydney Opera House at Legoland, CA

The Sydney Opera House at Legoland, CA

The Sydney Opera House at Legoland, CA

Next, we were transported to Paris, France!

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France at Legoland, CA

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France at Legoland, CA

Next, we were presented with images of Egypt……don’t say Legoland is not worldly!

Legoland, CA

Legoland, CA

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.