We love bonfires at the beach. We look forward to summer evenings spent in the sand around a fire, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows with friends. I feel like our summer was cut short this year with the broken elbow stifling the first part of the summer. By the time we were back in play, it was time to leave on vacation and then our summer was over. Thankfully we have some good friends who saw the need for an end-of-summer bonfire last Friday and made it happen. The first great part about it was that I wasn’t the one planning it. That meant that I was not the one who was stressing about getting a fire pit. We left for Mission Beach soon after school was out, but not before receiving a phone call and learning that the fire pits were all taken there and that my friends had ended up at the bay, namely Ventura Cove.
The Hubby dropped us off and headed over to the beach (because the surf was supposedly bigger than it has been all year, although the tide was too high to make it really worthwhile) to surf for a while. Finding this spot was perfect! The fire pit was right next to the parking lot where there was ample parking. We were right next to bathrooms (that included toilet seats and doors on the stalls). I also loved that we were at the bay, which meant plenty of sand but no waves!
We could sit back and watch the kids out in the water without having to chase after them.
We had a great time. We had our first s’mores of the summer and thoroughly enjoyed our time with friends.
You can bet that our next bonfire at the beach will be at Ventura Cove!
To get there: take West Mission Bay Drive to Gleason and turn right (just before Bahia Resort) then turn right into the parking lot.