Hey, beach-bums out there! I guess you’re so sucked up enough already in your bed that you’ve memorized each detail of your room wall throughout this stay-at-home season. It may seem complicated right now for traveling far, but allow me to feed more your beach fantasies through these jaw-dropping beach photos around California that’s worth ticking for your bucket list adventure.
1. Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach
Heads up, surfing enthusiasts! Here’s the top one for you. Known as the Surf City in the USA, I can consider it as a 5 –star beach since you can see a lot of 5-star people going there, a lot of surfing champions. Surfing beginners are much welcomed there, of course! It is satisfying to watch the big waves at least.
2. Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
It’s a big pick for your Instagram wall as it is known for its picturesque sands and rock formations. Its purplish sand from run-off rainwaters makes it more unique in detail, adding to it the crashing of waves and stunning view of cliffs surrounding it. It makes my heart pound so fast and even makes my world stop for a second just by watching it! It may not be a buddy for swimmers, but it’s a soulmate for photographers.
Well, it’s the treat that Southern California can offer. Hence, there’s a lot of lovely beaches, small and big, that you can go crazy choosing where to go. You can lounge all day and lay in sands at night at Point Dume Beach or Zuma Beach that you can choose from. I’m getting the vibes of Malibu Nights song already!
4. Laguna Beach
They’ve got a collection of cove beaches, making it stand out from the rest of Southern California beaches. Go get your partner and enjoy long walks at Thousand Steps Beach, or just vibe and chill at Victoria Beach. It will surely feed you more with good looks as it is also a home for impressive art galleries. So, take the time to immerse yourself in its rich locality.
5. La Jolla
For sentimental people out there who love anything that’s serene and majestic, at the same time, this is a perfect location to choose. You will surely love its long dramatic shorelines, perfect for a walk with your lover. This is a small beach, by the way, so you’ll surely get the kind of seclusion feeling that you want. It’s also excellent for quick family getaways, for it has a beachside park and a hidden gem for adventure seekers because it’s perfect as well for scuba diving and snorkeling. Just do it all responsibly.
6. Coronado Beach
This is a roughly 2-mile-long beach with silvery sands, peaceful waters, and one-of-a-kind sunsets that make it undeniably popular to families and couples. Of course, your vacation will become perfect if you’ll visit or stay at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, ideal for intimate night talks as it is beside the shore. It feels so dreamy, doesn’t it?
7. New Port Beach
It’s a perfect spot for long walks as well because the sand sparkles in its 10-mile coastline, while you watch surfers chasing the waves! The Wedge is a must-visit location for experienced surfers. A variety of amenities are embossed therein. It is just the best place for a nice relaxation after a long beach walk, like the Balboa Fun Zone Amusement Park, Balboa Island Artwork, and Lido Marina Village Shopping Center.
8. Manhattan Beach
This is the perfect escape beach to avoid the crowds that are on its nearby beaches. The superb waves are a perfect companion for surfers and a must-try for kayaking and paddle-boarding. Its sands are beautifully stretched, which are ideal for a lot of seaside activities. At the pier, you can get a picture-perfect view of the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s sunset.
9. Venice Beach
Nah, this doesn’t need a lot of introduction because it’s one of the best and most famous beaches in California, located in Los Angeles. Apart from its water, what makes it go beyond other California beaches, you’ll be amazed by the eccentricity of the things you see around. Whether it’s the people, food, activities, sports, and even their local products. You can see many local hippies selling unique crafts with all sorts of tattoo parlors and skateboarders around. The food there is first-rate as well, I must say. Now, if you’re getting more curious about it, then it’s better to check it out yourself!
Are you scared of the ocean but love the seashore? Then, Monterey is the best for you. It may not be swimmable, but its aesthetic scenery surely offers the best of everything. You can enjoy a good drive to the legendary 17-mile long Ocean View Boulevard. It’s a great place to take lovers because of its low-key, quiet beaches like Fort Ord Dunes State Park and Lovers Point Park. These beaches are perfect for intimate moments.
Now that our crowd-sourcing job for your dream beach ideas has ended, all that is left to say is to have fun under the sun!