The Top 8 Beaches to Visit in California by Rod Shegem
THE TOP 8
BEACHES TO VISIT
1. HUNTINGTON BEACH
BOASTS A 3-MILE SHORELINE
AKA “SURF CITY USA,”
HOME TO THE US OPEN OF SURFING & THE
INTERNATIONAL SURFING MUSEUM
EXEPCT TO SEE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, SURFERS, AND
ROLLERBLADERS THANKS TO THE FAMOUS WAVES AND
MILE-LONG, DOG-FRIENDLY BEACH AREA.
2. NATURAL BRIDGES STATE BEACH
Named for the last remaining natural bridge
65-acres of beach
Home to seals, birds, otters, and migrating whales
150,000+ monarch butterflies migrate between October and
3. BAKER BEACH
A PICNIC AREA WITH TABLES AND GRILLS
ICONIC VIEW OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE AND THE
LOOK FOR HARBOR PORPOISES PLAYING IN THE SURF.
4. EL MATADOR STATE BEACH
One of the three beaches within Robert H. Meyer Memorial State
Contains large swells, a variety of rocks, arches, caves and other
Perfect for surfers and explorers
5. PFEIFFER BEACH
LOCATED WITHIN JULIA PFEIFFER BURNS STATE PARK
A NATURAL WONDER, SIGNIFICANT FOR ITS PURPLE
SANDS AND STUNNING ROCK FORMATIONS.
PERFECT FOR HIKERS AND WILDLIFE LOVERS.
6. VENICE BEACH
A unique hotspot with a
Fins a variety of food,
shops, flea markets, sand
sculpture artists and street
Experience the notable
Muscle Beach, where
bodybuilders workout in
front of crowds.
7. CORONADO BEACH
FEATURED IN SEVERAL FAMOUS FILMS
1.5-MILE SHORELINE & DESIGNATED DOG BEACH
GENTLE SURF AND SANDCASTLE-BUILDERS
FIREPITS AND GORGEOUS SUNSETS
8. SANTA MONICA BEACH
Famous for the Santa Monica Pier and its giant Ferris wheel
The pier includes a boardwalk, amusement park, street
performances, food vendors and restaurants.
Breathtaking sunsets and view of the Santa Monica Mountains.