We arrived at the beach around four and parked next to Skater’s Point, a fun spot to watch people of all ages on skate boards and roller blades. The dips and curves that made me cringe were being treated as ramps by kids that came up to my hip. We oohed and ahhhed all the tricks they did and groaned when a few ate concrete in front of us. A couple of guys sat at the side with Skating Monitor on their shirts and listened to their MP3 players. Every once in a while one would call a kid over and hand them a helmet. They were always polite and the kids seemed to have a good repore with them. We ventured on, taking pictures of all the beautiful sites and walked along the beach. I asked a few people if they were locals and what restaurants were good. Everyone seemed to be tourists or new in town. We ended up eating at a restaurant back on Stearns Wharf. After choking on the menu ($34 for some sort of lobster dish) that Harbor Restaurant offered we ambled up stairs to the bar/cheaper restaurant called Longboard’s Beach Bar and Grill on the upper level. There we had a delicious casual meal (the chicken strips are to die for) and drank while watching the boats and birds glide across the ocean.
The beach atmosphere is laid back and everyone seems in a great mood. While we didn’t venture into any of the shops (because of the time) there was enough to do to make this a worth while trip for anyone who wants to enjoy one of the better spots in California.over 5 years ago