Photography Interlude – Imperial Beach

Last week, I let you know that I would be taking a bit of a break from blogging during September to focus on other projects and priorities and to consider my plans for “Recovering Shopaholic” moving forward.   Although I won’t be doing the same types of posts I usually do here, I promised I wouldn’t be going away entirely this month.   I still plan to publish some content here, including useful links, “Throwback Thursday” compilations, and my photography.

Debbie Roes in Imperial Beach

My husband and I recently spent an afternoon in Imperial Beach. 

To kick things off, I’d like to share some photographs that I took recently in Imperial Beach.   This coastal community is about a thirty minute drive south of where I live, but I had never been there in my thirteen years of living in San Diego!   Not long after I arrived in Imperial Beach, however, I wondered what had taken me so long…  The beaches are beautiful and decidedly less crowded than the “tourist trap” communities closer to my home.  The tourists don’t seem to drive that far south, so the beach was mostly populated by locals out for the day with their families.

My husband and I spent about two hours in Imperial Beach, during which we grabbed a casual lunch, wandered around the area, and took quite a few photos of the beach, pier, water, and people.   I am a big fan of piers and will likely share another “photo interlude” post soon with my favorite pier photos from the San Diego area. For now, however, I hope you enjoy this selection of images from beautiful Imperial Beach, an area I plan to re-visit again soon.

Imperial Beach pier entrance

The entrance to the beautiful Imperial Beach pier.

Imperial Beach and the pier

A sunny and warm day in Imperial Beach and a view of the pier.

Walking on the Imperial Beach pier

Starting to walk out onto the Imperial Beach pier.

Imperial Beach - August 30th

Imperial Beach – not too crowded for a late August Sunday afternoon…

Walking on the Imperial Beach pier

A view from about halfway out the Imperial Beach pier.

Looking south - Imperial Beach pier

Looking south towards Mexico through the slats of the Imperial Beach pier.

Beach-goers - Imperial Beach

Lots of people in the water – I wonder if it was warm…

Imperial Beach pier - looking towards land

Looking back towards the shore from the end of the pier. 

Imperial Beach - water and sky

The sky was beautiful that Sunday in Imperial Beach… 

Under the Imperial Beach pier

One last view from under the Imperial Beach pier (photo taken by my husband). 

Bye for Now…

I’ll be back soon with some more fun content for you… In the meantime, have a great week!

16 thoughts on “Photography Interlude – Imperial Beach

  1. I have been incredibly busy with traveling and moving and am slowly catching up with my favorite blogs. Your photography is so peaceful to look at. We all need a break from the daily grind that occupies so much of our mind. I myself am ready to catch my breath. Best wishes.

    • I hope you enjoyed your travels, Cornelia, and that your move went smoothly. Thanks for your kind word about my photography. Best wishes to you with catching your breath and enjoying some downtime…

  2. Sounds like you had a relaxing and lovely day. It takes us about an hour and 1/2 to get to a nice beach so I am a little jealous!

    • I won’t tell you how close I am to the nearest beach, Lori 😉 But I’m sure there are places near you that we don’t have around here. There is beauty everywhere, but it’s different…

  3. Great collection of photos sharing a glimpse of the southern portion of the Southern California coast, and it’s good to see you are enjoying your break.

    • Thanks, Terra! It was a fun place to visit. Hopefully, I will find some other locations to visit for the first time this month…

    • You’re welcome, Suzanne. It really is a beautiful place, a real “diamond in the rough” in San Diego County. I can’t believe it took me so long to visit there!

  4. “Lots of people in the water – I wonder if it was warm… ”

    WHAT?? Debbie Roes, you are supposed to go STICK YOUR FEET IN THE WATER AT THE BEACH!!! and splash around a little. That’s the whole point of going to the beach! 😀 😀 😀

    I grew up in Florida and have lived all up and down the east coast and Okinawa – almost always near salt water and salt air… until now. Atlanta just isn’t close to any ocean, and I really really miss that at times. Thank you for sharing your photos with us – I really really hope you’ll do more posts like this!

    • I do that sometimes, MaryBeth, but not that day. I guess we get a little spoiled when we live so close to the beach and can go there any day. How cool that you lived in Okinawa for a while. I hope to visit Japan one day… I definitely plan to do more of these types of post. As you have seen, I did another one a few days ago 🙂 I suspect I will do at least one “photography interlude” per month. I’m glad you like these types of posts!

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