Global Travel Reviews: 4 Beaches in California

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California is known for its perfect weather, theme parks and the gorgeous beaches. If you’re planning a family vacation to California, here are some of the best beaches to visit this Summer!

La Jolla Shores

Located outside of San Diego, La Jolla is the perfect family beach. The warm water is perfect for kids to splash around in. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean-carved sandstone cliffs that surround the beach. You can also rent a boat at San Diego’s only beachfront boat launch to enjoy the summer breeze. La Jolla’s beach is part of the marine reserve, making it a great place to scuba dive and check out the rich marine life underneath the surface.

Newport Beach

One of Southern California’s most popular beaches, Newport Beach has it all. This beach is perfect to spend the day sunbathing or making sandcastles. The Newport Beach Pier is famous for its oceanfront, old-school amusement park rides, and Newport Beach also has an amazing downtown area with shops everyone will want to check out.

Huntington Beach

If your family is all about being in the water, this is the beach for you. Huntington is nicknamedĀ  “Surf City” for a reason. Surfers all over the world gather in Huntington to catch the best waves. One of the most popular surf competitions, Vans US Open of Surfing, is held at Huntington Beach every year at the end of July. Huntington Beach is also home to one of California’s longest piers.

Venice Beach

Known for its bohemian spirit, Venice Beach is a gorgeous beach with unique shops. Venice Beach is surrounded by upscale living, colorful murals, and a plethora of art and music. You can find some of California’s best food and coffee shops along the Venice beachfront. This is the perfect beach to be active, as there is a skatepark, as well as an outdoor gym and miles of strip to walk or bike along.