San Diego Road Trip: Manhattan Beach Homes & The Beach House Hotel

Manhattan Beach Home along The Strand
Manhattan Beach Home along The Strand

The Strand, which runs between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach California, has some beautiful homes. (It’s actually longer but on this trip we’re just walking between those two towns)  The house which is in the photo above and below, are two of my favorite, although there are some beautiful smaller ones too. I wanted to show them to you along with some additional photos of The Strand and the beach:

Manhattan Beach Homes
Manhattan Beach Homes

You can see the contrast!

The Strand at Manhattan Beach California
The Strand at Manhattan Beach California
The pier at Manhattan Beach California
The pier at Manhattan Beach California
Surf ini Manhattan Beach California
Surf ini Manhattan Beach California

In addition, there is a beautiful hotel in Hermosa Beach called The Beach House Hotel. It is the only hotel in the area that actually sits right next to the beach.  If you stay there you can watch the volley ball players, joggers, skaters and it’s really quite beautiful. www.beach-house.com

The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California
The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California
The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California
The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California
The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California - Lobby with gas fireplace
The Beach House Hotel in Hermosa Beach, California – Lobby with gas fireplace

I’m just about packed and then we’re off to San Diego!

San Diego Road Trip: Sunrise Walk in Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunrise
Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunrise

The early morning sun offers amazing light if you’re shooting photography. If you’re following along, yesterday we drove from Los Gatos to Hermosa Beach California via highway 101 and some backroads.  This morning I got up at around 6am and headed off to Starbucks which is located in downtown Manhattan Beach.  That involves walking along The Strand for about 2.5 miles. I stayed on The Strand for awhile and then walked over the sand to the ocean’s edge.  The morning light was enchanting!  Here are some of the pics I shot on my walk including breakfast:

Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunrise
Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunrise
Surfer entering the water by teh Manhattan Beach Pier
Surfer entering the water by the Manhattan Beach Pier
Breakfast in Hermosa Beach
Breakfast in Hermosa Beach