“We’re just doing the beach and then going home and swimming in the pool; we’re having a really rough day!” joked Chuck Monn, while his kids Mateo (5) and Vivienne (3½) made sand castles at Butterfly Beach. Monn and his family live part-time in Los Angeles and part-time in Santa Barbara. “It’s so calm and quiet here, just a different experience than what we get in L.A.,” he added.
“I took the day off for my birthday and decided this was exactly what I wanted to do,” said Brenda Nielsen (pictured center) while she and her husband, Greg, and daughter, Claire, enjoyed their daily walk along the beach with their dogs. “It’s great socialization for both us and the dogs and adds a nice balance to the day,” said Nielsen.