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California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen

Beach days and bonfire nights are just a few of my favorite parts of the Southern California lifestyle. I grew up enjoying Saltwater Summers running wild along the coast and splashing around in the Pacific Ocean. After were were wet and tired, we’d bundle up and huddle around a glorious bonfire and eat sandwiches and s’mores and lay out on a blanket and everything would be perfect. On my most recent trip back to California, we might not have had the time for a bonfire, but my brother and I still took off to watch the sunset on one of our favorite beaches with our favorite fellow California Kids.

California Saltwater Summer

Location: Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

I’d follow them anywhere.

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

California Saltwater Summer

Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the recipe for the perfect summer, “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” The Pacific Coast is my happy place. It’s my home. There is no better location for a Saltwater Summer and no better place to scamper, climb, run, and laugh with family and best friends.

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  • Kathleen Brown

    Being at the ocean brings me instant happiness and peace…

  • oh that end quote is so perfect! One day I’ll get to visit such a lovely beach

  • Lilies + Lambs

    Beautiful photos. And one of my very favorite quotes! xx

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  • These photos are gorgeous! My husband and I just moved to Southern California earlier this month and are completely in love with it so far. We’re from Maine so it’s quite the change in scenery haha

  • This looks like so much fun! I’ve still never made it to California, but it’s definitely on my list!

  • Isn’t southern CA the best??? I have since moved to the PNW but I have that quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson as a print in my bedroom as a constant reminder.

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Such gorgeous photos, and I’m such a big fan of them. Makes me miss Cali as that’s where I grew up! xx adaatude.com

  • This looks so dreamy! I love southern California and grew up going there a couple times a year, too. There’s just nothing like those pacific coast beaches!

  • Crystal Marie

    Great images

  • Oh man! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to be sitting on that giant rock “in” the ocean! Looks awesome!

  • I have always loved the photographic look of the Pacific coast. It looks soooo different than the East coast!

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    I love the photos! I love living on the west coast so much for this reason!

  • KatieCarlson721

    My favorite place on Earth is the beach!! I love your pictures. The best gifts in life are free 🙂

  • Taylor Smith

    I love the beach more than anything!!! I love it so much. I wish that I could be there right now!

  • We are SO lucky to live in SoCal. With all my travels I all too often forget how incredible my home really is. Thanks for the reminder!

  • I wish so much that I lived closer to the ocean, but it does make me appreciate my vacations more! Beautiful photos!

  • What a beautiful place! I miss the ocean now!

  • What a beautiful vacation and photos! Adore the quote by Emerson. He always had such a unique of putting things!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

  • These photos of the beach are so beautiful!