Oh, what a glorious California day at Crystal Cove!
It's just north of Laguna Beach in Orange County.
With temps in the low 80's, it was a perfect family beach day.
Charming seaside cottages are available to rent.
Sky and sea competed for the title of "Most Brilliant Blue."
Bird of Paradise - one of my favorites!
Nieces waded in the cool water.
Notice that house in the background?
It's the house that was used in the filming of the 1988 movie,
"Beaches" with Bette Midler & Barbara Hershey.
How cool is that?
(A hug for R!)
Here's a screen shot that may remind you...
...and a YouTube video of "The Wind Beneath My Wings."
My nephew looked for signs of tidal pool life,
but unfortunately, we timed our visit at high tide.
Want more information?
Here's the Crystal Cove State Park website.