Thursday, May 17, 2012

This Beach is for the Dogs!

Huntington Beach, CA, has a designated "Dog Beach". It's about a mile north of the pier and is one of the few S CA beaches where dogs can run free. We decided to take our 1-year old chihuahua there to see if she would like it (I was fully expecting her to freak out and need to be carried back to the car) but she did surprisingly well. I got to take some photos, my wife chatted with other dog owners, and our chihuahua was literally a blur of canine activity!

We went after dinner on a weeknight, and it wasn't crowded at all.  In the photo above, my wife's got the chihuahua on the leash... you can see a handful of dogs and owners, with Huntington Beach pier in the background.



A beach post wouldn't be complete without a couple of sunset shots!
Cold, wet chihuahua with the sun slowly rolling down Catalina Island!
Linking to Skywatch Friday.
Enjoy your weekend!!

25 comments:

  1. It's been a while since I've been to the 'left coast', sure it pretty! I like the motion in the first shot, it's very cool!

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  2. Fabulous sunset shots!

    «Louis» thanks you for visiting San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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  3. love the last pic the best...makes me want to jump in the car and drive there, I have an idea the next time we're there for a photo

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  4. Looks like a great day, a happy dog and some incredible skies, a glorious sunset and breathtaking colors!! Superb captures for the day! Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. What fun! Your shots are just lovely.

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  6. Nice to hear dogs can use some of the beach. Amazing sunset.

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  7. it's great to have a place for these little creatures! in Vienna we are still fighting with the authorities for more place for dogs!

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  8. beautiful last two shots...have yet to see that coast!

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  9. a gorgeous sunset! i've been planning to take my dog to the beach...hopefully, this weekend.:p

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  10. Beautiful pics. I love the last one!

    Happy sky watching.

    My Sky.

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  11. Fun outing!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Great shots! Love that sky! Have a great weekend!

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  13. that sounds like a great idéa to have a dog beach. They can be there undisturbed and have fun. And allergic people don´t get sick. :) Love your shots.

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  14. Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

    Please come and see the Sky View at a football field. Have a great weekend!

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  15. WOW!!! I'm so glad I stopped by from Skywatch Friday! I haven't been to Huntington Beach when I travelled to the US in 1980 & 2010. It was one place I have really wanted to see.
    Great shots of the beach at dusk and that sunset is stunning!!

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  16. It must have been fun and love it that your dog was so playful. Have a nice weekend. Sorry for the late comment. :(

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  17. Really cool sky and beach images, love the fun action captured in the first one, looks like a painting!

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  18. Breathtaking shots - looks like you all had fun! I hope we get to go to the beach soon, this is giving me inspiration :)

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  19. Fabulous beach shots & cute dog! I like the silhouettes.

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  20. Awesome series of shots, I feel like I've been to the beach! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.

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  21. Hi there - nice set of shots - The sunsets are splendid.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  22. Fantastic light in these shots. The sunset pics are wonderful.

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