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Family Trails in Leo Carrillo State Park

A few weeks ago we got invited by Family Trails to take over their InstaStories which was such an honor. I started following their account years ago, and it’s amazing to see what it has grown into today.  The purpose of Family Trails is to encourage families to get outside to explore and learn together which I’m a big advocate of, so it’s been fun to follow along and get inspiration from other families.

The adventure we decided to take for this opportunity was to head out to Leo Carrillo State Park, a local beach in Malibu.  It’s probably one of the closest and most easily accessible tide pools, so I thought it would be fun to have Dominic be able to see sea critters up close.  Last time we went, we found tons of hermit crabs and saw some sea anemones.

Well, the tide was pretty high (why didn’t I think to check?), so we didn’t find any sea critters, but we made the best of the learning opportunity by hunting out various sea treasures. I was lucky enough to find a whole rainbow of them!  See more from our little adventure below and make sure to follow Family Trails for your daily inspiration to get outside with your family!

Watermelon snack break!

“It’s a rock!”


Time to head to the water…

No hermit crabs, but this babe wanted to dive in anyways!

When one plan doesn’t work, you find another.  Check out this beautiful rainbow of sea treasures I was able to find.

Sparking curiosity about the world at a young age.

A family selfie before we hit the road!

Tristan had fun with this sand art, and Dominic loved showing it off!

On the way home, we spotted some amazing superblooms of wildflowers.  Of course we had to make a quick stop.  Dominic had already fallen asleep for his nap at this point 🙂

Until next time, Malibu!


Thank you again to Family Trails for inviting us to share our family adventure!

We were also offered a pass to the National Parks by their generous team, so, needless to say, we’re excited for the push to head to our next big adventure next month… to Yosemite National Park! 🙂  Tips are welcome!!

Leo Carrillo State Park | 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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