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Beach House Views

July 2, 2018

Beach House Views

My friend has a beach house in the quaint little city of Dillon Beach, California. It’s in Bolinas County, which is in the Northern part of the state.

eDSC_2387One of the coolest things about this beach house is that it was built by hand in 1909 by my friend’s great-grandfather. It’s been passed down through the generations and remains a family heirloom.


All beach sunsets are beautiful, but sunsets in Dillon Beach are particularly magical. You don’t even have to go down to the beach to enjoy it, the peach and purple sky radiates through the whole town, and fills the house with this soft, gentle glow.


I am 98% sure I’m going to die by tripping and falling down these very steep, narrow stairs. You can see the slight indent from 100 years of people walking up and down them.

Many beach houses in the community are lined with abalone shells. Abalone fishing used to be a really popular activity for the residents there, but now it’s rather expensive to buy the diving and fishing permits, and there are more limits and restrictions on how many you can take per day. A few dozen shells line the perimeter of the home, gathered over the years by the various Warner residents.


I’ve been to the house three times now, and even though it’s not mine or my family’s, it holds a very special place in my heart.


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