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The peaceful, photogenic counties between LA and San Francisco

Ventura County
June 2005

A splashy moment on the Ventura County coast near Point Mugu, roughly 50 miles north of Los Angeles.  

Monterey County
Monterey County
March 2007

UPDATED. The Fisherman's Wharf area, in the city of Monterey.

San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo County
November 2002

The coastline at San Simeon along SR 1, near Hearst Castle.

Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
November 2002

The famed towers of the "Queen of the Missions" in Santa Barbara.

Central Coast
Central Coast

Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Benito and Ventura Counties.  

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
March 2004

A couple of anglers try their luck near West Cliff Drive in the city of Santa Cruz.  

San Benito County
February 2005

An example of the rolling grasslands in parts of this county.   This photo was taken a few miles from Pinnacles National Monument.

Last Update:  January 5, 2010
Michael Tena and Alice Chung (2001-2010)