Adventure | Eaglecrest Beach

moon snail shell

We had an adventure day ๐Ÿ™‚ A client mentioned Eaglecrest Beach as a potential location for their session so I wanted to go scout it out before committing. It turned out to be a completely magical place that I know I will visit again and again.

As soon as I got out of the car I noticed how quiet and peaceful it was. Even the noise of the sea gulls and fishing boats seemed muted. I walked down the worn concrete stairs and stepped onto sand that was as smooth as cool pavement. It felt like I had stepped into a completely different world than the small dirt parking lot I had left just a few short steps behind me. The salt air blew through my hair as I scanned the horizon, watching the fishing boats just off the shore line and children running down beach with their families. Sea lions barked in the distance as we made our way across a short span of algae covered rocks and cool streams of water. Once we reached the sand again we just stood there for a moment just taking everything in.

Have you ever been somewhere and just immediately fell in love with that spot? That was me standing there on the sand at that moment. I felt overwhelmed by the beauty and serenity of this beach and wanted to sit there for hours and just enjoy the peacefulness. However, the tide was rapidly coming in so it wasn’t meant to be that day. We did get to wander down the beach towards the waves for a short while and I found something I’ve never seen on a beach in this area before! A Moon Snail shell! I would love to see a live Moon Snail up close ๐Ÿ™‚

As we left made our way back towards the car the sky was just starting to show hues of purple as the sun slowly set. It won’t be long now until the brilliant & bold West coast summer sunsets are back. ย Of course, I took some photographs of our short adventures ๐Ÿ™‚ Please enjoy the images I’ve shared below and feel free to share with anyone who loves the beach as much as I do.

– Tanya

eaglecrest beach unknown shell with barnacles big rock with reflection fishing boars herring sea gulls on eaglecrest beach sea gulls lone sea gull on rock moon snail shell fishing boat in distance eaglecrest beach winter sunset