Summer Getaway

One of our favorite family getaways is the ocean. More specifically, a tiny campground about an hour past Bodega Bay called Ocean Cove.  Most people haven’t heard about this little gem, but it has been a favorite of ours.  It is a hot spot for abalone divers.  Since Tom ab dives this has become an annual Memorial Weekend tradition.

Having said that, this Memorial Weekend will be our last.  Apparently the word is out and we took the last camping spot on Thursday night at 5:00pm.  I forgot to mention, they don’t take reservations.  Typically this wasn’t a problem, but this weekend it was packed.  So, in the future we just won’t go on a holiday weekend.

In addition to the beautiful surroundings, I believe the increase in popularity is due to the low cost of staying there.  It is only $27.00/night.  Some campgrounds are over $100/night making it difficult for a lot of families to camp.  There are coin operated showers and a little general store.  It has a boat ramp as well.  In addition, it is very family and dog friendly.

If you just can’t handle the whole camping thing  they have a little hotel across the road for $100/night.  They are by no means fancy rooms, but they are clean.The White BarnTom and Dylan suiting up.The White BarnDylan and his friend Ace, heading to the water.The White BarnFresh catch.The White BarnCleaning the fish.The White BarnThe White BarnTom is not camera shy.The White BarnMe and my shadow.The White BarnWhen we aren’t fishing or diving we head to Hippie Cove.  It’s my favorite place to look for sea glass.The White Barn The White BarnThe biggest stick he could find.The White BarnTime to pound the abalone.The White BarnThe White BarnFishing and diving buds.The White BarnJust thought this was funny.  When you gotta go, you gotta go.The White BarnThe best part about camping is the fire.The White BarnMe and Sugar Burger.The White Barn The White Barn The White Barn The White BarnMe and my hubby.The White BarnThe end to the perfect weekend getaway.

Head to Ocean Cove for a long weekend this Summer.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.