Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tripping around Santa Monica

We spent the last week of our 2 week holiday at Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We stayed here last July also and loved it so much, we came back. It's so beautiful down by the beach even though we live near some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, It's great to visit the famous wide beaches in California. So many movie's have been filmed down here by the Santa Monica Pier. We hired bikes on both occasions and travelled along the bike path towards Malibu beach. There are some amazing Beach houses along the way. We stopped and had lunch at one of the cafes on the beach, I would highly recommend it to anyone, so relaxing!


this was our table, right in the sand!
One of my favorite Beach Houses
Looks just like Bay Watch
Walking up towards Shutters, my favorite beachside accommodation and restaurant

22 comments:

Flick, said...

Well that sounds like a fun time! I cracked up with the Baywatch shot.. it really does look the same!! I would love driving around and looking at all the gorgeous beach houses, always get lots of inspiriation. Enjoy!
:) Flick

A Room For Everyone said...

The beach house is wonderful, I can't fault it. Beautiful pictures..Rachaelxx

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Lovely vacation!! Funny Baywatch pic:)

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Oh my, it looks like you had a blast! I'd love to vist this area one day. Great images - I like the one with the theme park in the background best.

Etta said...

:-) I love Venice beach and Santa Monica!! You make me remember some of my best memories!! It was in 1997!! I have to come back in California so soon!!!!
kisses
Etta

La Dolfina said...

I'm so looking forward to hanging out and really getting to know this great area over the next 4 years as our son will be attending UCLA in the Fall!!

MaryBeth said...

I stay at Shutters every time I go to LA and love it.

Beach Combing... said...

Looks like so much fun! Those are beaches that we definitely will have to explore this year - thanks for sharing your experience!

Kristin said...

Looks so wonderful!!! Have a great Tuesday!

Kristin :)

Maya @ Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Thanks for the tour! I have been to Santa Monica..., a long time ago though, don't remember that much.

paintedpreppy said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for all the great pictures!

Verandah House said...

A hotel called shutters! love it already! what a fabulous holiday xx

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

It looks gorgeous there! Love the Ferris wheel picture!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

We were in Santa Monica several years ago and just loved it. This makes me want to go back.

Kerri said...

Sounds like you're having a ball, and I am in love with that beach house...and Shutters...be still my heart! K xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh.. how fantastic.. I stayed at Venice Beach.. back in 1992.. and i think.. in that Pink Hostel you have shown.. I have such strange and wonderful memories of this vacation.. thank you so much for bringing them back to me..

And thank you too for your kind birthday wishes.. xx Julie

Sarah B said...

It looks like a fun place to visit. When I saw the roller coaster it made me think of the movie Lost Boys - one of my faves.
I'm yet to travel to USA but would like to one day :)

The Zhush said...

Looks like the BEST time! Love your photos! You should blow some of these up, they are fab!

Sarah said...

My old home, I used to live in Santa Monica nine (9)blocks from the beach!! how lucky I was! and I didn't realize it...great to see the beach there! thanks for sharing...

Porchlight Interiors said...

Thanks for sharing in my enthusiasm for this beautiful place. And Sarah is the lucky girl who lived there. Lucky us who got to visit and we can recommended it to all of you who may in the future.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Classic California...Love!

Mélanie A. said...

This beach house is goregous. I can see you had a lovely time