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Newman & Norman's nautical adventures

Now that we are in the middle of summer, most of us are heading to the beach and taking the whole family. Well, if you are like me, that means Norman and Newman and unfortunately not all beaches are dog friendly, pooh! Remember when I took Norm to Manhattan Beach only to find out he was canine non grata? Anyway, I wanted to tell you about Morro Strand Beach on the central coast because that is where my boys recently had the time of their lives.
As you may recall, we stayed in Cayucos and frolicked on this part of this beach. B and I loved taking our boys out in the early AM and late in the PM. It felt like we had the beach to ourselves and that is why we were comfortable letting the boys loose for a little fun. Now, of course you have to use your best judgement. So if your dogs are unpredictable, definitely keep them on a leash and technically that is the rule but since there was nobody there...
We had so much fun running around. It was a fun workout for them and for me. And if you do bring your dogs on vacay with you, I advise you to wear them out right before you go out ( w/o them) for the day. Poor Newman sometimes barely made it back to the cottage, he was so tired!
But then he perked up and wanted some more fun!
Here in SoCal,there are several dog friendly beaches, here's a few :
1. Huntington Beach (remember this post?)
2. Long Beach
3. Fiesta Island Beach (San Diego)
4. Coronado Dog Beach
I found this link for those of you with doggies in Florida. click here.
I get so much joy from my boys. I promise you I can see them smiling when we go for our crazy runs. It is so nice to incorporate them into our travels when we can and lucky for us, most of the time we can.
Where do you take your furry family members for fun?

20 comments

Tricia Rose said...

The first photo is priceless- one high-stepping hound!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

Oh, I agree..., that first shot is just awesome!!!

Erin Elizabeth said...

So cute! Great shots:)

Everything Coastal said...

Your puppies are totally cute! Love this post, makes me want a puppy...

PS put your button on my blog!

Thank you Thank you Thank you for the mention!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Your boys are beyond precious! They really do look like brothers :-)
Julia~

Ms. Givens said...

What a sweet post!
My Boxer and I played in the water hose last night.
No coast close by. ;)

Taylor said...

Such a cute post! I love looking at pics of your dogs, you can tell they have big personalities! My dog, I swear, she has doggy anxiety...she is very nervous when she's not home. She would not be good if we traveled! Which stinks! Because I would love to take her out to the beach. Even if we go to the park she goes completely bonkers...

When I was in the Outer Banks I saw the cutest black labs fetching their frisbees in the surf! It was so fun to watch them paddle back and forth!

Nadia @ www.lavidaaloha.blogspot.com said...

Cute doggies. I only take mine to the dog park - she HATES the water!

anita said...

happy times :)
glad to see the whole fam enjoying summer :)

drollgirl said...

your dogs are ADORABLE!!! and you guys are the best parents EVER showing them the time of their lives! you know they will remember this forever, and that they will always be excited to go on trips with you!

simpledaisy said...

Oh my gosh...those photos are so darn cute!! I really love the first one:)
Those are some lucky pups living near the ocean!
L.C. loves the water but Ruby's terrified!!!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

We go to Dog Beach in Del Mar. You're right about doggy smiles. There is nothing like seeing a dog smile at the beach. I think they are even bigger than ours!

Beach House Living said...

I'm screaming I love that first photo! Dogs aren't allowed on the beaches in the summer. Some allow it in the fall though.

Love of the Sea said...

Norm is awesome. Love him.

Gabbi said...

Your boys are so cute Laura! I especially love the first photo where Norm (is it Norm?) looks like he's marching...!

Cheryl said...

Great pictures Laura - they are so cute!

Bri said...

love the photos : )

i can't wait to have a dog to go running & walking about with!

Cindy Whitehead said...

so cute! I live in Hermosa and we are trying to get part of Manhattan Bch (at the far North end by rocks) to be a dog beach - mine love the ocean too. Greta pictures!!!

Abby Kihano said...

the dogs are so adorable!

Joyce said...

A wonderful post. I love how N & N enjoy the beach!! xo