It is hard to keep Californians away from the beach. With a nearly 840 miles long coastline, there are no less than 420 beaches in the Golden State. There are all sorts of beaches, from sandy to rocky. Everyone loves sunny beaches, but there are some beaches in California with foggy weather conditions as well. There are some very crowded beaches, but there are also beaches where you can enjoy your privacy. It is hard to talk in terms of California’s best beaches, as any such list is going to be a subjective one. If you are fond of exploring the beaches, here are the top 5 beaches in California for you.
La Jolla Beach
San Diego has many beaches, and La Jolla Shores is certainly the best of them. It is the favorite beach of surfers who can explore it riding a kayak or a paddleboard. It is a mile long beach with golden sand. It is jam-packed with people most of the time as it offers gentle waves and perfect opportunities for sunbathing and picnicking. La Jolla Beach is located just in Kellogg Park, with large grassy areas for recreation and sports.
Santa Monica State Beach
This beach is extremely popular among beachgoers. It is a 3.5-mile long beach with sand spread over 245 acres of land. You will get breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains from Santa Monica Pier on the beach that is crowded all the time. There are several beach volleyball courts on the beach, and you also find high-quality beach cafes. There is a bike path for the bikers to move around freely. It is the pier where all the action occurs with facilities for eating, riding, and shopping.
This is another San Diego beach that finds a place in the top 5 beaches of California. This beach is magical because of the white sand that shines like gold because of the mica particles. It is a rather flat beach with a facility for skimboarding. You will enjoy swimming in the warm waters of this beach. You can play volleyball here and also bring your dog to play without a leash in a reserved area for dogs. The beach has showers and restrooms, and the famous Hotel Del Coronado is nearby.
Carmel City Beach
If you are looking for a large beach where you can find some privacy, Carmel City Beach is for you. It is famous for its white sand and popular among pet owners as dogs can roam without a leash here. The beach is also famous for its majestic sunsets and cypress trees.
This beach is for you if you hate crowded beaches. The beach has beautiful golden sand and a mile-long boardwalk where you may see dolphins or sea otters if you are lucky. There are many quiet inns and quality restaurants on the Main St near the beach.
I have tried to include diverse beaches that present different kinds of experiences to the beachgoer. There are many more mesmerizing beaches in California and above mentioned are only a few of them. Besides beaches, there are also cool places to walk to in California.