Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve Photos | California Beaches

Upon entering the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, I came across this cute shack, which was the park entrance/ I believe it will be manned during the busy season.
Here I was enjoying the fresh sea air, and the blowing winds at Guadalupe Beach.
Here I was enjoying the fresh sea air, and the blowing winds at Guadalupe Beach.

 

On the way to Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, I stopped to observe the fields filled with vegetation which spread throughout the immense valley.
On the way to Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, I stopped to observe the fields filled with vegetation which spread throughout the immense valley.

 

While I was driving next to the expanse of farm fields on the way to Guadalupe Beach, I saw this relic of the past.
While I was driving next to the expanse of farm fields on the way to Guadalupe Beach, I saw this relic of the past.

 

I can see the sand dunes off in the distance, must be getting close to Guadalupe Dunes Preserve.
I can see the sand dunes off in the distance, must be getting close to Guadalupe Dunes Preserve.

 

Upon entering the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, I came across this cute shack, which was the park entrance/ I believe it will be manned during the busy season.
Upon entering the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve, I came across this cute shack, which was the park entrance/ I believe it will be manned during the busy season.

 

As I looked around, I saw that the dunes surrounded me. I am almost to Guadalupe Beach.
As I looked around, I saw that the dunes surrounded me. I am almost to Guadalupe Beach.

 

The windy road took us straight through the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. Vegetation was very sparse, I felt like I was travelling through Egypt.
The windy road took us straight through the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. Vegetation was very sparse, I felt like I was travelling through Egypt.

 

I looked to the right of the road, and I saw lush vegetation in the distance, surrounding a small lake.
I looked to the right of the road, and I saw lush vegetation in the distance, surrounding a small lake.

 

 

I look far over the dunes and I could see the ocean waves breaking on Guadalupe Beach.
I look far over the dunes and I could see the ocean waves breaking on Guadalupe Beach.

 

I was excited to be on the edge of the world. The California Coastline was a sight to behold.
I was excited to be on the edge of the world. The California Coastline was a sight to behold.

 

I collected this sand from Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Reserve. It was a special day, and I enjoyed every moment while bathing in the fresh sea air.
I collected this sand from Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Reserve. It was a special day, and I enjoyed every moment while bathing in the fresh sea air.

 

A typical sunny day on the Central Coast of California. Guadalupe beach is a very nice place to relax.
A typical sunny day on the Central Coast of California. Guadalupe beach is a very nice place to relax.

 

I enjoyed the sweet ocean aroma while listening to the waves crashing at Guadalupe Beach.
I enjoyed the sweet ocean aroma while listening to the waves crashing at Guadalupe Beach.

 

The sand dunes continue to roll throughout Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve.
The sand dunes continue to roll throughout Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve.

 

Through the dunes I trudged through the sand, seemingly spanning forever.
Through the dunes I trudged through the sand, seemingly spanning forever.

 

On the way back into the town of Guadalupe, I passed by a field which was being watered. A rainbow formed in the mist, a sign of good luck.
On the way back into the town of Guadalupe, I passed by a field which was being watered. A rainbow formed in the mist, a sign of good luck.

 

The first sight I saw when entering Guadalupe, was a historic graveyard filled with ornate statues.
The first sight I saw when entering Guadalupe, was a historic graveyard filled with ornate statues.

 

In the cemetery, I found many tombstones adorned in Asian and Japanese writing. This shows the rich cultural heritage of Guadalupe.
In the cemetery, I found many tombstones adorned in Asian and Japanese writing. This shows the rich cultural heritage of Guadalupe.

 

Through the rustic town of Guadalupe, I saw this monument of the past.
Through the rustic town of Guadalupe, I saw this monument of the past.

 

The Far Western Tavern caught my eye as I passed through old downtown Guadalupe. Refreshment and excitement is to be had at this establishment, a reminder of our roots here on the central
The Far Western Tavern caught my eye as I passed through old downtown Guadalupe. Refreshment and excitement is to be had at this establishment, a reminder of our roots here on the central coast of California.

 

Only time will tell what the fate of Guadalupe will be. This clock reminds me of a time past, one lost and hopefully will return someday.
Only time will tell what the fate of Guadalupe will be. This clock reminds me of a time past, one lost and hopefully will return someday.

 

This old fashioned building in downtown Guadalupe made my mouth water while I imagined staying in the hotel and eating at pizza restaurant.
This old fashioned building in downtown Guadalupe made my mouth water while I imagined staying in the hotel and eating at pizza restaurant.