You know that trip to Oahu, Hawaii I took for my birthday? Yeah, that one! Well, I didn’t get a chance to go to a black sand beach because our schedules were already booked for a luau and snorkeling. So when the beau and I decided to take a road trip to Northern California for a quick weekend get-away, he left me to plan the adventure.
How it all began?
I already knew I wanted to go to Muir National Monument Park. Wrote that down, set it in stone. We considered Yosemite and Redwoods National Park but both were a 4 hour drive away from where we were staying. So I typed on Google, “black sands beach” and bam! Up pops a real picture of someone standing on black sand on my screen. And tah dah!!! We drove and drove and drove, and yeah we made it!
There were a lot of precious moments shared that weekend.
-Spending time with the beau and his family.
-Breath being taken away by the gorgeous mountain views, clear water, and crisp air. I must add…the water was freezing!
-Hand-holding and sneaking kisses because young eyes were around.
-Watching the beau succeed in climbing yet another huge rock, Invincible!
-The release of negative emotions and doubts that sometimes cloud our judgement.
All in all, it was just what we needed…
Things to keep in mind:
The beach is located down a winding road past the tourists who are all tryin to get pics of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Plus: This location is not that well known. There were tons of cars pulled over to get pics of the bridge and only 3 cars that made their way to the parking lot of the hike.
Check the weather. We were there at the end of May and the weather was pretty chilly (I hear San Fran is pretty much like that year around.) I wore a popping red jacket that cut the wind perfectly!
It’s a little bit of a hike down a winding hill, so make sure you wear/bring appropriate shoes.