Thursday, September 1, 2016

Padaro Beach

Padaro Beach Beach is located off Santa Claus Lane in Summerland.  To reach it, take 101S to the Santa Claus Lane exit. Continue straight onto Santa Claus Lane and park where you can! Cross the train tracks using your own discretion and follow one of the many paths to the beach. More info here.

Parking is good during the week especially in the morning.
This beach can be less crowded than some beaches. On the weekends especially is can be very busy and hard to social distance. 
The waves are good for body surfing and boogie boarding.
You can head over to Padaro Beach Grill for lunch.

Parking in the summer and on weekends can be almost impossible. Arrive early.
There are no lifeguards. This beach has waves that are not as gentle as some area beaches.
You must cross train tracks to walk in and the tracks might make you nervous even on the beach.
You must carry stuff a ways to come here.
There is a portapotty but no bathrooms.

These pictures were taken on the weekend in July.

Looking East

Looking West

Shallow water

Rocks are between the beach and tracks in some places.

Park and cross the tracks.

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