Sandy Beach Inn
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... parks along the highway - literally park after park after park. Some of the mobile homes look as it they were parked there in the mid 60s and have not left that spot. Yikes.
Once in Santa Barbara, we bunked down at the West Beach Inn and headed out to explore the wharf and waterfront area. There is a large wharf called Stearns Wharf with many shops and restaurants. Cars can actually drive on this wharf too. We saw some locals fishing ...
... clock tower was closed for remodeling so we didn't get the full view. The city hall was still worth seeing though, for all its beautiful architecture.
After that, we checked out the Persidio- the first established colony in the SB area.
With the sun out and no ...
... I did look a bit rough! Went for a walk around the bay, and on the very touristy pier. Very pretty place, with lots of things to see and do, like boat trips to see whales and stuff (not for me really). Fancied something English, and found an "authentic" English bar selling "the best fish n chips in California" it was VILE! For a start French fries are NOT chips and the fish was what can only be described as oversized fish fingers dripping in fat. Eewww! It came with a side ...
... sold for $3.2m. We stayed at a beautiful B&B and headed of early Saturday morning to Carmel.
Carmel was breathtaking but we arrived too early and most shops didn't open to 10.00am (Whoops sorry Robbie). A top up of fuel and we travelled the Big Sur (thanks Poss and Dave), this is a coastal drive down the coast from Carmel, the views were breathtaking, we stopped on ...
The only thing really of note at San Simeon is Hearst Castle, a sort of stately home of William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). We chose not to visit this, preferring to get going so we set off and drove through a small one street town called Cambria about five miles south of San Simeon. Our first stop for a walk around was Cayucos (Spanish for canoe) which was a lovely little unspoilt town with a beach and wooden pier. We continued on and stopped again at a larger place called San Luis ...
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