Getting tired of the heat of summer? Why don’t you treat yourself and your family an amazing getaway to these stunning beaches in Southern California? Drive down the Southern California Coast and you will be able to visit the best beaches in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Here are the top five paradises that you would not want to miss this summer:
1. Venice Beach
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Originally known as Venice of America founded in 1905, Venice Beach today is one of the most popular destinations in Los Angeles for visitor. Venice beach features a very unique mix of activities and attractions like no other beach. You can find urban street circus, barefoot sand sculptor, street artists, and much more. And all of those activities happen on Ocean Front Walk, a mile concrete boardwalk right next to the lovely coastline.
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2. Newport Beach
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Newport Beach offers a wide range of activities. If you are looking for attractions that are focusing on families, Balboa Fun Zone is the most well-known attraction with millions of visitor each year. It features a Ferris wheel, arcade games, and ExplorOcean along the coastal charm. For those that are seeking more adventurous activities, there are hiking, cycling trails, surfing, and sailing as well. The newest attraction is the Jetpack America, which let people to fly and hover high in the air with water-powered jetpack (I know, I know. It’s cool, isn’t it?)
3. Laguna Beach
The natural beauty of the beach, ocean, hillsides, open spaces, etc. All of these elements create a mesmerizing scenery of the well-known Laguna Beach. The water is usually calm with occasional strong tides. You will definitely enjoy a strolling on the clean and warm sand along the appealing coastline. Other than the beach, Laguna is one of the most fashionable towns in Orange County along with its long history of artist community that are worth exploring.
4. Santa Monica
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There is endless seaside fun at Santa Monica Pier, an amusement park situated right next to the ocean. If you don’t want to go for all the thrills, it is still a great place to stroll the historic boardwalk or admire the stunning sunset view at the end of the day.
5. El Matador Beach
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Fancy a romantic atmosphere with your loved one? Or just looking somewhere to escape from the hustle of the busy city? Pack a picnic lunch or dinner, and trek down a hidden coves and enjoy your peaceful time here.
*Tip: Check the tide schedule before you head to the beach.
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