Our recent summer holidays first took us to the beaches of Southern California.
Lined with palm trees and ever so laid back and trendy, these are some images from Newport and Huntington beaches along the California coast.
Newport is well known for hosting its famous jazz festival headlined by many greats over the years.
Huntington beach is a surfer's paradise and recently hosted the national surfing championships.
It was recently named one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Some recent images are from Canon Beach in northern Oregon.