Category Archives: South Coast beaches

South Coast & Hank Bradley's Beach Kingdom

Email John Vonderlin ( Email Russell Towle ( John Vonderlin (JV) Yes, the jeep road Hank Bradley would access his beach kingdom from still exists. It suffered some damage from the spectacularly high tide/big wave event we had this Spring, but … Continue reading

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Good Stuff Coming from South Coast Explorer John Vonderlin

who recently “went out” to Acid Beach & Beyond with co-adventurer Larry Fitterer.

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"Third Time's The Charm: Back to Acid Beach" Story by John Vonderlin

“Third Time’s The Charm: Back to Acid Beach” Story & photos by John Vonderlin email John ( (Photo: John’s spectacular goal, Warm Water Lagoon.) Hi June, I’m not sure if “Failure is a Necessity” or “Failure is not an Option,” … Continue reading

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South Coast: Back to the Mysterious Tunnel with the Amazing John Vonderlin

Story by John Vonderlin (email John Hi June, I had a chance yesterday to explore the tunnel in the cliffside near Pescadero Beach. I’m convinced the tunnel was part of the coastal defenses, hurriedly constructed after the Japanese attack … Continue reading

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On Gooseneck Barnacles & More Clusters at South Coast beaches….

(Photo: gooseneck barnacles, courtesy John Vonderlin.) Hi June, There was one unusual “I See Dead Things” cluster at Invisible Beach that only appeared once, but has left me hoping for its return. Though, instead of being a cluster of a … Continue reading

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Clusters On South Coast Beaches by John Vonderlin

Hi June, As I began regularly collecting the marine debris that was spit out by Neptune’s Vomitorium, onto Invisible Beach, I couldn’t help but note that often there would be clusters of certain types of debris. Knowing that moving water … Continue reading

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