Top 5 Beaches in CA By kASSANDRA gaxiola

For those of you who love going to the beach just as much as I do, you will really enjoy what you're about to read. I'm going to list 5 of the most popular beaches in California. It will include beaches from San Diego, Los Angeles, Big Sur and many more. With Summer right around the corner, you won't want to miss out!

"Life is always better at the Beach"
La Jolla Cove Beach

#1. The San Diego area has many wonderful beaches and La Jolla Cove is near the top. It’s a popular spot that can be jam-packed at times, but always worth the trip. Many people like this beach because you can shove off and explore the La Jolla Cove in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard. Surfers ride the waves here and little-ones can enjoy the waves on bodyboards too. La Jolla Cove beach never dissapoints!

Santa Monica State Beach

#2. With an amazing pier amusement rides and great shops and a huge beach that can accommodate thousands of visitors daily, Santa Monica is easily rated 2nd for best beach in CA. The parks south of the pier are clean and diverse. Parking is abundant. Nearby are many restaurants and hotels making it easy to stay here for a weekend or even a week. Always a great time at the Santa Monica State Beach!

Sand Dollar Beach

#3. This is our first hidden gem on the list. It’s not really that hidden, but many people driving Highway One in Big Sur cruise right on by it. It’ a day-use area, but Plaskett Creek Campground is across the highway if you want to camp. This beach is a gorgeous spot with large rocks off-shore in the surf. While you are walking the beach looking for sand dollars, keep your eyes open next to the cliff where green jade stones can be discovered.

San Gregorio State Beach

#4. San Mateo County has a gazillion amazing beaches so for this one to stand out as the best is really saying something. Simply put, I love this beach. There are trails to explore on the bluff next to the large picnic area, but make your way down to the beach to start exploring. Behind the beach is a creek and lagoon where birds show off for the camera lens. This is one of the most walkable beaches on this year’s list. From the creek it’s possible to walk south all the way to Pomponio State Beach and much farther. Looking for unique rocks and fossils in the cliffs around San Gregorio State Beach is always a fun time!

Coronado Beach

#5. Another popular San Diego area beach made the last spot on our list. Coronado Beach is tops for kids, families, couples, and even dogs. It’s a walkable beach and typically doesn’t have large waves as it gets protection from Point Loma. A sidewalk and boardwalks back all the beaches along this shoreline. The famous Hotel Del Coronado and its various restaurants are nearby. If this sounds like your vacation destination, be sure to check out the link below to find out more information on the Hotel Del Coronado.

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Kassandra Gaxiola


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