With 840 miles in shoreline you can be sure that there are many beaches along the California seaside. Some are great while others are not so great; then there are those beaches that’s stand out among the rest. Here we look at the top five that anyone going to California must visit.
Laguna Beach in Orange County
If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy the beach as well as some culture then this is the place to visit. Located just 50 miles south of Los Angeles, this beach is the perfect place for anyone. It stretches over 7 miles and offers diversified experience to suit all kinds of people. There are 28 picturesque bays, beaches and coves. Some notable ones are the Thousand Steps beach and the Crystal Cove in this expansiveness so be sure to pay a visit. The water sports you can find here include kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boarding among others. The night life is perfect for couples. There are many restaurants to choose from with most having scenic views of the sunset. As for the culture, you can learn the history by booking your stay at the Hotel Laguna, built in 1888. There are over 70 galleries that you can also visit to have a feel of the artistry and culture of the people.
Coronado beach in San Diego
This has been among the best beaches in California for over a hundred years. The scenic views it offers are partly the reason. Other than this it is the perfect place for family; from parents to the kids to even the pets. Among its notable features is the Coronado Dog Beach where your pet dog can roam freely and the famous Hotel Del Coronado that has been around since 1888. The beach stretches over 1.5 miles making it easily walkable but the activities you can do are not limited by the space. From bodysurfing to swimming to whale watching, the list is endless.
La Jolla Cove in San Diego
Surrounded by rocky cliffs, the La Jolla cove is truly a hidden gem. The beach is small and crescent shaped. It is also one of the most photographed beaches around. If you are looking for a natural beauty then this is it. Once there you will enjoy a scenic view, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving to mention but a few.
Newport Beach in Orange County
This is a great choice for anyone looking for luxurious beach experience. No matter what your likes are you will find something to do at Newport Beach. The beach features over 10 miles of the coastline and is home to one of the biggest recreation harbors. So when you get here you can be sure there is the option of going for a yacht cruise. This however is not the only option you have. You can go surfing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sportfishing and sailing. On land you can engage in shopping, refined dining, watching a movie and wine tasting to name but a few activities. As for accommodation, luxury here is not compromised. There are many luxurious hotels to choose from.
Carlsbad State Beach in San Diego
This is a less crowded beach and is therefore a good choice for family especially one with small children. The water is clean and the view amazing. You can even camp on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and watch the sunset from the comfort of your tent. As for food, there are many options to choose from. Activities you can engage in here are quite many from beach volley to swimming to surfing.
Remember to seek shade, apply sunscreen and wear the proper UV protective swimwear gear when spending all day on the beach!