Marianela at Rodeo Beach

Follow Marianela as she explores the beautiful coastal trails and gorgeous vistas of Rodeo Beach.

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asilomar bike trail
asilomar bike trail

asilomar bike trail

Marianela is ready to unwind riding the bike trails of Asilomar Beach on the Monterey Penninsula. 960 1280

  

state park conservation

state park conservation

Asilomar is not only a fun cycling spot, but also a state park working to conserve its beach habitats and wildlife. 960 1280

  

dune restoration

dune restoration

Birds fly over the park’s dunes, which have been restored to a pristine state. 960 1280

  

beach edge

beach edge

The bike trail drops you off right at the edge of the beach. 960 1280

  

white quartz sand dunes

white quartz sand dunes

Loop through the 26 acres of rare white quartz sand dunes along the path. 960 1280

  

plant rehabilitation

plant rehabilitation

To preserve the park’s beauty, sections are closed off to the public for plant rehabilitation. 960 1280

  

white sand

white sand

Marianela gets her hands dirty the best way possible -- playing in the sand. 960 1280

  

mile long beach

mile long beach

Marianela observes the gorgeous mile-long stretch of beach. 960 1280

  

boardwalk

boardwalk

The boardwalk leads visitors right to the quiet coast. 960 1280

  

beach activities

beach activities

Visitors can take a romantic stroll, play football with the family, or surf on the perfect rolling waves. 960 1280

  

preservation

preservation

Asilomar Beach has made environment preservation a top priority since it was established in 1951. 960 1280

  

little refuge

little refuge

A “little refuge by the sea,” Asilomar Beach lives up to its name. 960 1280

  

beach trees

beach trees

The sand and beach sagewort have created unique soil conditions, allowing these trees to thrive near the coastline. 960 1280

  

street performer
street performer

street performer

Marianela delights in the tunes from this performer. Venice Beach is known for being an inspiration to many artists and musicians, including Jim Morrison. 960 1280

  

los angeles

los angeles

Even though Venice Beach is in Los Angeles, it’s a whole other world apart from Hollywood. 960 1280

  

performers entertain

performers entertain

From break dancers to musicians to mimes, hundreds of performers entertain on the boardwalk each day. 960 1280

  

skateboarding master

skateboarding master

Marianela meets a skateboarding master. “The rush keeps me alive,” he says. 960 1280

  

modern skateboarding

modern skateboarding

Venice nurtured the rise of modern skateboarding in the 1970s, and with a 16,000-ft. park, it’s skater heaven. 960 1280

  

urban playground

urban playground

The diverse art and culture is what makes this urban playground so special. 960 1280

  

colorful grafitti

colorful grafitti

The graffiti that decorates the public walls adds to Venice’s colorful atmosphere. 960 1280

  

oceanfront boardwalk

oceanfront boardwalk

It’s impossible to be bored with 2.5 miles of an oceanfront boardwalk full of shopping, dining, sports, art and more. 960 1280

  

muscle beach

muscle beach

Marianela checks out Muscle Beach, the outdoor weight room in the sand. 960 1280

  

venice breakwater

venice breakwater

Venice Beach is a popular destination for surfers who want to test out the Venice Breakwater. 960 1280

  

basketball courts

basketball courts

Marianela channels her inner Kobe on the basketball courts. 960 1280