Huntington Beach State Park

As we mentioned Sunday, we are staying this week at Huntington Beach State Park.  We are often asked why we prefer state parks to the commercial RV parks that offer so many more amenities (like, say, wireless internet rather than struggling to get a Verizon Wireless Laptop Card to connect to the internet).  Let us explain:

Developed Residential Beach (Commercial Beach has all of the high rises)

State Park Beach (Both pictures taken from same place – border of state park)

Last night’s sunset

Yesterday morning’s sunrise

Red Team – Sunrise Beach Walk


  1. Holly and Khady on December 30, 2009 at 12:13 am

    That certainly looks beautiful!! But, I think I would still prefer my snow to the beach! Glad you are all having a great time!!

    Holly and Khady

  2. Steve & Kat on December 29, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I love the portrait of the red team at sunrise! Which brings me to another questions. Do your humans match their clothes to which ever team they have? Also, is the same human always with the same team? We usually have girls against boys at our house. Mom and Kat and then Dad and me.


  3. The OP Pack on December 29, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Oh, what beautiful photos – Mom wishes she were at the beach now instead of having to deal with cold and snow and lousy roads. Not us, we love our snow-filled yard. Great to see that Rusty has fun no matter what the weather or situation.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

  4. the Army of Four on December 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Oh, wow! That ocean is SO cool. Even better than the Kansas Ocean, I dare say!
    Play bows,

  5. Sonic on December 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Wow those are some very pretty photos! I’ll hound my humans to take me to the beach soon. It sure beats going to the vet.


  6. Maxx on December 29, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Beautiful beach shots! Looks like a cool place to run free!
    Thanks for sharing the sunset! Pawesome!


  7. Huffle Mawson on December 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yeah, I’d be staying at that beach too. Much nicer!

    Huffle Mawson

  8. Bentley on December 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Oh, that looks so beautiful. I could take my humans on a nice long tow – and I bet there are all sorts of delicious scents on a beach. I’ve never been to an ocean. 🙁 My humans need to get a Hound RV!

  9. Anna the GSD on December 29, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, I have to say, I’m jealous. It’s just cold and crappy here and you’re at the beach! The beach is AWESOME! Watch out for crabs though, they will pinch your nose, not like I know about that or anything….whistle whistle….

  10. Siku Marie, the White Dog on December 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I love beautiful wide open spaces where Dad and I are alone and there are no other people! We can walk at our own pace and stop without distractions to smell the scents. Sometimes if we are really quiet, we see amazing parts of nature…like an owl perching or a fawn following its momma. Enjoy the solitude of your lovely beach.

  11. Samantha on December 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Don’t blame you a BIT!!! Much better than commercialism! And the scenery is spectacular! Have fun!
    Hugs xo

  12. Sally on December 29, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    what a wonderful beach. I am a bit jealous.
    In France, no dogs allowed on the beach.

    Nice woooh

  13. Mochi on December 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Beautiful!!! I would prefer to go there too! 🙂


  14. Houndstooth on December 29, 2009 at 11:56 am

    That looks so relaxing and peaceful! I can see why you like it!

  15. Kit on December 29, 2009 at 11:42 am

    We prefer state parks too…one of our faves on the SC coast is Hunting Island!! Have fun!

  16. Khyra on December 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

    As she’s shared with woo befur, Mom doubts she’d rekhognise MB! She visited there many times last century – with her last visit being the early 80’s –

    She’s pretty SHORE the Akhadian Shores sekhtion is pretty difFURent than she rekhalls!

    BeaWOOOOOtiful pikhs!

    Tank woo fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: It is BEAWOOTIFUL here today: khurrently 25 but feels like SIX!!! I believe I’ve seen khritters blow by – I hauled around a tree branch in my tether line fur a bit too!

  17. Denns the Vizsla on December 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

    ‘Nuff said …

  18. Stella on December 29, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful sunrises/sets! I am with you on the state parks, especially off-season. Then you can always go to Myrtle Beach to buy those mementos of your trip, get each of the pups a beach ball that says I had a Ball in Myrtle Beach. I know you will want six of those, I just know it.

    Jo and Stella

  19. Jeanine on December 29, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Looking at the pictures alone and I feel calm!! Beautiful!

  20. achieve1dream on December 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I can agree with that. 🙂

  21. KB on December 29, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I get it! What a gorgeous place. I adore that last photo.

  22. Norwood on December 29, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I can appreciate the serenity state parks offer.. particularly off season. Our state parks have similar laws are are diligent about enforcing.
    Absolutely beautiful. How’s the weather and water temp? Anyone put there toes in the water?

  23. Teddy Bear on December 29, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Beautiful pictures! It looks like you all are having a blast!

    Teddy Bear

  24. Mr Koda MD on December 29, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Very cool! I would like to come along next time!


  25. Samantha on December 29, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I totally understand the want to be away from people – Marge wishes every day of her life were like that. LOL.

    Hope you enjoy your get away from it all. This sure will be different after seeing you guys trudge through feet-deep snow – wet sand is so much fun to walk on!

  26. Wild Dingo on December 29, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Well, even the Herd needs a break from their adoring fans. high rises and commercial parks are just magnets for the pupparazzi! Now the question is, why the leashes if there are no peeps or dogs around? hmfph! 😉

    wild dingo

    • D.K. Wall on December 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

      Wild Dingo – As always, thanks for visiting. Why the leashes? 1) State park law requires dogs to be on 6 foot or shorter leashes and under control at all times, even on the beach. And 2), We Siberians are not exactly known for coming when called and The Herd could end up in Miami if we were off leash.

  27. The_Dogfather on December 29, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Postcard perfect!!

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