As sophomore year of college came to a close my mom surprised me with a girls trip for the two of us. We traveled from Orange County to Santa Barbara where we stopped to shop around on State Street for a few hours before continuing up the coast to Pismo Beach. We spent two nights at the adorable oceanfront Spyglass Inn which had the most amazing views.
By the time we got up there on the first night it was late in the afternoon so we headed over to get sandwiches from a local deli and spent the night on the balcony of our room enjoying the view & hanging out.
The next morning came bright and early and we had a full day planned of fun activities. We got ready and headed over to the marina at Avila Beach by 9am sharp for our fun kayaking adventure. We rented a tandem kayak for two hours so we could explore the coast a little better. My mom had previously been kayaking at this beach before so she directed us over to a little beach. We beached the kayak, which was an adventure in itself, and got off to explore.
We walked up the stairs and along a path until we reached a little area with a bunch of little cute houses that are used for all sorts of different things. My mom knew of a swing at the top of the hill that overlooked the ocean so we stopped to get a few pictures before continuing on to look at a little lighthouse building. The views were absolutely breathtaking and we had the whole little beach to ourselves. After exploring for a bit we returned to our kayak and made our way back to the marina.
Stay tuned for my next blog post on Part 2 to see what else we did that afternoon/evening as well as the last day of our trip! I will also be posting a blog post soon about all the delicious food we had along with pictures, trust me you’re going to want to hear about it.