Today we took a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH or the California 1 Highway.  It is known to be one of the bucket list things to do, and the views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, cliffs and beaches are really spectacular!  

It is really nice being in California during the winter time as it really stays above 40 degrees fahrenheit, even through the peak of winter.  The most you really need is a reliable North Face zipper up jacket, not even the puffy kind just the regular jacket!  This is great especially since the boys are young enough still where I am dressing them and don’t need to get them in snow pants, boots and jackets before they go and run outside.  On the northeastern part of the United States, it can get super cold so entertainong kids indoors can be tough.  

Anywho, below are a few videos from today, just building sandcastles, chasing waves and having some good family time together while I have off work.

If you are planning to take a beach trip with toddlers, I would recommend you bring the following:

  • Sunscreen over SPF 50 and kid friendly
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Snacks, like chips or grapes in tupperware
  • Sandcastle tools
  • Sand bucket
  • Beach bag
  • Towel
  • Extra shorts and shirt just in case your child gets wet

As you can see even on the beach my toddler boys are a bit rambunctious however they are also very sweet boys and really love and admire mom and dad, for now anyway! 😃

It is always nice to see the ocean waves rolling in, you really get a refreshing and relaxing vibe when on the beach.

A few more glory beach moments for you as we ran to and from the waves.  We didn’t see any dolphins, whales or sharks this time around, but I will try to catch some footage next time we are out and about.

Have you driven the PCH yet?  Any plans on doing so at some point as a bucket list event?