While the sun was slow to peek out during our camping trip at San Clemente State Beach, the kids really didn’t mind the grayness once it started to warm up. (The one day it rained on the beach, our shivering kids were NOT happy.)
We played the usual games of being chased by the surf, trying to grab rocks when the tide pulled back and building sand forts. The larger fort, which was decorated with our hard-earned rocks, lasted a long time before the tide came in.
On the last full day, I went on a long walk past Trestles, the famous surf beach. When I came back, Seth had figured out how to find sand crabs. Before long we had a large group of kids playing catch and release.