15 best beaches in California. A PHOTO
California is a wonderful beach destination with some of the best beaches in the world. Here you can even just wallow on the beach, ignoring all the wonderful attractions that this state offers to tourists. However, among the beaches, you also need to choose the one from which you should start your vacation. This will not be easy. Crazy Tourist has collected 15 of the best beaches that will not disappoint anyone.
1. Huntington Beach
It hosts the US Open Surfing Championships every year and is famous for its fantastic waves that are perfect for surfers. But it is also ideal for family vacations. Its length is about 16 km, and there is even a special beach area for dogs.
2. Manhattan Beach
Many people compare Manhattan Beach to Miami Beach in Florida due to its high cost and popularity. From the local pier you can enjoy the sunsets for a long time, and on the beach you can sunbathe and play various games. Many people call Manhattan Beach the birthplace of beach volleyball.
3. Pfeiffer Beach
One of the most difficult beaches in California from this list, but worth a visit. Pfeiffer Beach is part of a park in the Big Sur region. He is known for his amazing landscapes that guarantee you good photos.
4. La Jolla Shores
One of the best beaches in San Diego and another good place to surf. In addition, you can go kayaking and paddleboards. Behind the pier is another popular South Black's beach, where you can sunbathe naked.
5. Santa Monica State Beach
Ideal for family holidays due to a large number of entertainment, including volleyball and cycling. There is a large selection of hotels and restaurants nearby, which makes Santa Monica Beach one of the most attractive places to stay in California.
6. San Gregorio State Beach
Not far from Silicon Valley is San Gregorio Beach with a unique rocky coastline and a large picnic area. There is also a beautiful lagoon and a cove with caves. The main thing is not to confuse this beach with the nudist beach of the same name.
7. Baker Beach
San Francisco is not well known for its beaches, but Baker Beach has stunning views, including the Golden Gate Bridge. It is not allowed to swim here due to the choppy current, but it is ideal for sunbathing and picnics with barbecues.
8. Carmel Beach
Carmel Village is the Californian answer to the Hamptons in New York with numerous millionaire mansions. Despite this, the main beach of Carmela is public. Among the most famous locals is the actor and director Clint Eastwood. From the shore you can watch dolphins and humpback whales.
9. Venice Beach
Perhaps the most famous beach in California with a wonderful promenade. Here you can see jugglers, bodybuilders, palmists and many more. In addition, real masters of street art live in Venice Beach, so you can make interesting photos for memory.
10. Stone Bridge (Natural Bridges State Beach)
Santa Cruz is one of the most unusual cities in the state. There is an amazingly beautiful stone bridge right on the ocean shore, as well as an excellent promenade area.
11. Ocean Beach (Ocean Beach)
There are a lot of beaches with this name in California, but the most popular one is in San Diego. Here is a powerful energy that you need to feel. Pier suitable for fishing enthusiasts. In addition, there is a special area for a beach holiday with dogs.
12. Malibu Surfrider Beach
Malibu is known to have a great variety of wonderful beaches, such as Zuma or Topanga. However, one of the best is undoubtedly the Surfrider located between the pier and the Malibu lagoon. It got its name due to the fact that it was chosen by fans of surfing.
13. Gold Bluffs Beach
This beach is located in Prairie Creek Redwoods Park, and you can see elk grazing around the beach in the morning. The second part of Jurassic Park was filmed here, but this did not lead to an increase in the flow of tourists, so the beach is quite deserted.
14. Laguna Beach
One of the most romantic beaches in California with many dining options. The place is also famous for its cultural life. And here was filmed the MTV series "Laguna Beach".
15. Newport Beach
An ideal place for fans of water sports. About 16 km of coast make it extremely popular among surfers. Every year at Christmas there is a parade of boats, and the local Maritime Museum can be visited at any time of the year. In addition, Newport Beach, with its many entertainment venues, is known for its active nightlife.
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