The beach wasn't ever really crowded, but there was always people around.
Having dogs definitely made it a priority to go to the beach daily, but we also went to the beach to play bocce ball.
And roast marshmallows on a beach fire.
Our family really likes to play tennis and we managed to squeeze three trips to the tennis court in cute-as-can-be Manzanita.
We spent a majority of our time together, leisurely gathering to play dominoes, ping pong and games found in the beach house.It really was exactly how we wanted to spend this special time together.