After researching over 950 different beaches along the sunny California coast, Californiabeaches.com shares their input on their personal top 10 must see beaches in L.A.
Starting off with El Matador State Beach, housed within Malibu it is often regarded as one of the most romantic spots in California much less the most romantic spot in the whole LA vicinity.The secluded stretch offers rolling clear water waves and a photogenic rocky shore line that would prove the jagged journey there worth while. For those surfers that crave that extra rolling wave, there is no better place than Malibu Surfrider beach. Whether you’re a newbie or professional, you’d come to appreciate how perfect the waves here really are.
The beach is also home to the Malibu Pier which houses many amazing restaurants and stores–most notably the Malibu Pier Farm Restaurant & Cafe. Santa Monica State Beach proves to be one of the most iconic beaches on the beach, with the killer views from ferris wheel and a refreshing evening stroll along the 2 mile stretch, there is no better beach to spend a great part of your day going into the evening than this one.
With high quirky fashion, trendy sunglasses as well as bustling street life, Manhattan County Beach is the perfect next stop. Beautiful people and a beautiful aquarium, there are plenty of activities to do on this beach; including many volleyball courts and its well known aquarium. Hermosa Beach comes next and truly lives up to its name–meaning beautiful. A hipster vibe and pristine stretch of sand and restaurants and shops along the pier, proves this beach to be the relaxing joint you need. Dockweiler State beach is an alluring beach that lies right next to the LAX airport.
Many would think that planes flying overhead would be annoying but instead it’s not distracting at all and is rather quite fun to look at. This is a very family-friendly beach– with many picnic areas, sunbathing spots and places with countless water-sports, it’s one of the few beaches in the vicinity that allows bonfires. Venice Beach comes next, and is one of the more if not the most popular name on the list of 10 must see beaches in L.A and it’s easy to see why.
A huge diversity denotes this beach, from surfers, locals, tourists, old couples and artists, there’s a reason to why its seen in countless movies and tv shows. The world famous Ocean Front Walk offers a colorful stroll along the Pacific as well as countless local artists and creatives offering their own interesting and detailed works. Back to Malibu, Zuma Beach is another one of its gems. A little piece of paradise with tranquility in the waves and the sound, body surfers and boogie boarders flock to this beach often and it’s easy to see why.
The nearby Point Dume offers a beautiful hiking spot as well. Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Ray is more of a resort than a simple beach. It’s a perfect spot for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and just relaxing after a long day (or night), it is worth spending more than one day on this expansive beach. Finally, Redondo Beach tops this list off as a popular spot that lines the entire waterfront of the town of Redondo. Bikers, families, volleyball lovers and professional surfers–the beach attracts beachcombers from all over the state.