Famous for the Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado has an expansive beach where you can enjoy the sun, sand, and ocean. Coronado is a beautiful area with hotels, shops, and the beach!
4) Venice Beach
No beach in the world is like Venice Beach. Other California beaches have sand, surf, and sunshine, but they do not have the same city culture surrounding them. All of this frenetic activity happens on Ocean Front Walk, almost a mile long concrete boardwalk with stores, fast-food spots, flea markets and artists.
3) Santa Monica
There’s never a shortage of seaside fun at Santa Monica Pier where the beach meets the boardwalk in a festive display of amusement park rides, aquarium wonders and festival food.
2) La Jolla Cove
With its small crescent of sand tucked between towering sandstone cliffs, the La Jolla Cove is one of the smallest but also the most photographed beaches along the Southern California coastline. The La Jolla Cove offered a large amount of activities from paddle boarding to kayaking.
1) Catalina Island
Located 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island is known for its amount of outdoor activities like snorkeling, scuba, horseback-riding, kayaking and hiking. Boats depart from Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.