Forget the Jag forget the Boat. Just bring your swimwear and drive to the to the Northern part of Lake Berryessa and discover beaches and nature at its best in the end of summer.
Last weekend when we were there we made a slight mistake. We went South and did not know that where we went was a very small portion of the great lake which in itself was already breathtaking.
Last weekend we saw men fishing, a retiree testing his new boat with his favorite grandson,and some regulars water skiing.We saw a couple of kids in their swimsuits but we're not sure if they ever swam or got wet from fishing.
This Sunday, my husband and I decided to take the North road and we did not regret doing it.
The detour led us to a long and winding road which made my kids feel a little groggy.
But at the end of this road we marveled at the beautiful pristine beaches of the Lake Berryessa.
We have reached the Spanish Flat.
As we were approaching the entrance we found that the day park is free for entrance as well as the vest for the children ( park rangers will get the vest back after an hour.) The park ranger guided us to Coyote Beach, a shallow water that is suitable for kids. There were four rangers in the vicinity.
There are concrete restrooms available and dogs are also allowed in the beach. The place is not crowded. We saw five families enjoying the water and some couples.
The water is quite warm. After an hour of swimming, we drove back home.
What a beautiful Sunday.A Google image of Lake Berryessa. The red arrow indicates where we were last week. The blue arrow indicates where we were this weekend.
Children enjoying their last weekend at Lake Berryessa before school starts.