It’s almost Wednesday and time for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern DayDreamer. I went to explore a beach I’ve never been to before last week. It’s one I’d love to go to again…
You access this beach from a steep dirt path and then some steep stairways.
The rocks were a great visual treat!
It was fun to watch the pelicans fly and land. The cormorants just sat still the whole time I was there. I took lots of photos of the pelicans and I’ve already posted some.
Happy Outdoors to you! Looking forward to seeing your outdoor shots. Here’s hoping Mr. Linky will behave and give Susan a break this week!
Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.
43 thoughts on “Outdoor Wednesday ~ El Matador State Beach”
Looks like an interesting place to explore–good photos.
Great Photos! My daughter walked in as I was looking and said “We have got to go to the beach” lol It’s beautiful… thanks for sharing.
Amazing shots, Ellen! Gorgeous!!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday Ellen! What a wonderful place to explore! So many sites to see! Thanks for taking u along for the walk… and for sharing your photos.~ Susan
Rock formations do make a beach much more interesting! The birds are so interesting and big! I bet this would be a good beach to search for treasures after a high tide!
Oh yes, Ms. Wonderer, I’m crazed for your pelicans! Oh, to be able to see that in person!
Wow… amazing shots, especially the pelicans. Just amazing!
Those beach shots are lovely ! I grew up near the beachs in central California and takes me down memory lane….
Hugs ~ Kammy
Beautiful Pictures. What a wonderful beach!
I am with you – the rocks are spectacular!
Love this beach. What a great reward after navigating those steps! Thanks for sharing.
beautiful photos ellen.. i think i like your beach photos best of all (and that is saying a lot!) you know these views remind me of the maine beaches from when i was a child. we spent our summers on a small island.. some mornings we’d get up very early and walk down to see the seals on the rocks…
thanks for giving me such good memories this evening☺
Oh how beautiful!! Those rocks are just amazing. What a great place to visit. I don’t think I would have wanted to leave.
What a beautiful spot! Great shot of the pelican taking off. Thanks for sharing these.
Great beach with all the rocks, and I love the stairway leading down to it too.
OH! I’d like to explore there too! The odd rock formations resemble something from outer space. I’m sure the pelicans were very interesting to watch.
Hi Ellen B.,
I’ve been trying to get over here for days. Actually I’ve been here several times looking at your gorgeous pictures, but haven’t had time to comment. Sneaking peeks while at work :0!
The shower you and Katie are hosting sounds fun!!! I have some green Indian drapes with patchwork and beading if you’d like to borrow them.
And yes! It would be fun to meet up again and have a cup of tea or a meal or just 20 minutes of face to face.
Have fun at the Greek Festival!!! I missed ours this year and was very sad.
xoxo Cori G.
beautiful, what a great find, looks like you had fun.
It makes me want to jump right in. I can see why you would want to go back. It is just incredible. And you took such nice photos to share with us. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
As I said yesterday I love this beach…You take some awesome photos 🙂
WoooooW, What a gorgeous beach and since I love beaches, I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing.
Please come by and see me.
lovely photo’s. I would love to wander on that beach.
Pelicans and cormorants perched on rocks, that’s awesome.
What an awesome beach and what great photos you have here.
Thanks for sharing.
Love this scene! This is so quite and looks so peaceful.
HI Ellen, What a cool beach, I think that’s pretty cool to see Pelicans flying around like that. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. ~ Robyn
Look at those birds sitting comfortable in that rock.
This is a wonderful place. I guess there really is no question why you really wanted to go back to this place. I would to, if I live near that is 🙂
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Awesome Photos!!! The birds, the water, the rocks and sand! What a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for sharing your trip! Have a great day!!
Ooooh my! This is just amazing! This is California? This is just how I have it pictured in my head! Wonderful photos! …Debbie
You always capture such great shots. Always a pleasure.
Beautiful shots!! I love the ocean! You are blessed to live so close.
Have a wonderful day!
Your photographs are breathtaking, as is your arrangement of them. This is truly outstanding work.
Oh, this is beautiful and looks like something out of a movie or gothic novel. How lucky you are to have such a serene place to visit.
Great photos. I love the beach…any beach! Each has their own appeal.
Your Outdoor Wednesday is beautiful….Love the beach….the pelicans look pretty…Happy Outdoor Wednesday…Katherinllen
Beautiful pictures! Your post brought back wonderful memories for me! This beach is a local gem and not well-known aside from the locals. Haven’t been there for many years, so thanks for sharing! I grew up on the beaches of California and was lucky to be a summer and weekend resident of Paradise Cove. I live in Florida now and the Gulf of Mexico has nothing on the beauty of the Pacific!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
I always love the beach. Nice place. Great shots.
Wonderful beach pictures. I always wish I was at the beach!
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
I can almost hear the waves and smell the salty air…. So lovely. Thanks for sharing ;o)
I loved the beach when I was younger. Now, it’s just too much work to go there for the day & too many people. I love your photos as it looks so peaceful & serene. Most important, no people!
Oh my goodness! It has been raining here for most of the week. I enjoyed looking at those pelicans on a boulder near that warm, sunny beach. What a wonderful day you must have had visiting El Matador State Beach. I liked how you put some photos in a collage and left others in a larger size. Your blog is wonderful!
That looks such a fantastic beach! I’m sure you had a wonderful time there 🙂