You Can Take a Walk on the Wild Side and Stroll Along the Beach

Real Estate Agent with Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker DRE #00697006

Elizabeth Weintraub on the beach

I never tire of walking on the beach or listening to pounding surf. Unfortunately, we don't have much oceanfront in Sacramento. OK, we don't have any. But we can drive 2 to 3 hours and reach the ocean, which is better than living in, oh, say, Minneapolis. Here is proof of me walking on the beach in Marina, California.

marina california

We spent last weekend at the Sanctuary Beach Resort. This place is a collection of small buildings, some halfplexes and cottages, with ocean and / or dune views. It's closer to Monterey than to Santa Cruz but an easy commuting distance to each. Mostly, it's peace and quiet. The staff delivers breakfast in a picnic basket to your door in the morning.

kite flying on the beach

If you need constant motion about you while on vacation, the Sanctuary Beach Resort might be too boring for you. But if your life is a hotbed of activity such as that of this Sacramento real estate agent, then a break from the hectic day-to-day activities is most likely rejuvenating. Gives new meaning to the phrase go fly a kite. In fact, it's probably better to watch somebody else flying a kite.

monterey bay national marine sanctuary

Or, maybe it's better to be a seagull who spends her days running back and forth from the surf. We carted away plastic from the beach. People can be so careless, thoughtless and stupid, and I'm not just talking about short sale negotiators. We found scraps of plastic, empty water bottles and even a full water bottle in the sand. Plastic does not decompose. It is made from oil. It breaks up into small pieces, which are then digested by birds and other sea-life, and it kills them. If you spot plastic on the beach, pick it up. Be part of the solution.

Photos: Adam and Elizabeth Weintraub


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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (9)

Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Elizabeth,  And Happy 4th of July !!!   First, my admission:  I live on Fort Myers Beach, Fl,  a barrier island approx 8 miles long and hugging the south Florida coastline.  We take our proximity to the Gulf pretty much for granted !  Your well written post and great pics reminds me to take advantage of our island paradise  !

Jul 02, 2012 12:28 AM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Elizabeth, I'm an anti-litter kind of guy, in general, but I totally applaud you lending a hand with the marine trash....affecting mammals and birds alike.   The trash you discarded could've remained for hundreds of years!   Brian 

Jul 02, 2012 01:30 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA


What a great name for a quite beach getaway.

I spent last week at the beach…in Cancun, Mexico. Not exactly a sanctuary with hotels standing shoulder to shoulder for as far as the eyes can see. Still…enjoyed it immensely and have the tan to show for it.

Jul 02, 2012 01:42 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Elizabeth, I have been to the beaches in that area. They are so overwhelmingly beautiful it's hard to believe. It's hard to tell what's actually sky or ocean the colors are so close. Great photos.

Jul 02, 2012 03:23 AM
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Glad you got to get away, Miss Elizabeth!  Hope you had a marvelous time and are back and refreshed.

Jul 02, 2012 03:24 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Your posts about taking some down time inspired me to take some much needed down time after our power outage nightmare here in Northern VA.  Last night, my husband and I drove out to a field in the country where he flies radio controlled planes.  He bought me a super easy to fly plane called a Night Vapor.  Cute little lights, cellophane wings.  It's not really even noisy.  We sat there in portable lawn chairs from dusk to dark flying the thing around.  It reminded me a of flying a kite.  Hearing cows and sheep in the background, the big moon in the sky right in front of me.  It was awesome to just BE.

Jul 02, 2012 03:25 AM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Looks like you had a great and relaxing weekend. I just got back from an east coast trip and now I need a vacation from my vacation!

Jul 02, 2012 12:57 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth man to be able to be there and talk a walk on the sand (dream).  Anyway looks like you're having fun as you should.  Make it a great day

Jul 02, 2012 09:36 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I've been wondering how you are faring, Chris Ann, with all the problems hitting the East Coast right now. Only you would think to turn the situation around!

I did have a great time, you guys. It was one of our best weekend getaways ever. Although my back is now paying the price for that rollercoaster in Santa Cruz! A 60-year-old body doesn't take the knocking around as easily as a 20-year-old.

Jul 03, 2012 12:05 AM