Los Angeles Beaches
Santa Monica Beach
The world famous Santa Monica Beach is the ideal location for a seaside vacation. Build a sandcastle or pedal along the sand. On Santa Monica Beach, being who you want to be is a way of life.
Visitors love the sandy three-mile beach here, but go shop and gawk. During the summer season and on weekends, there is street entertainment along Ocean Front Walk. There are courts for basketball, handball, shuffleboard and paddle tennis. Muscle Beach is a special area where fanatic bodybuilders pump iron in a public show of strength.
Experience California dreaming on miles of pristine sandy beaches and coastal harbors located west of Anaheim. Redondo Beach and Redondo Beach Pier, called the "seafood capital" of Southern California, contains numerous shops, restaurants and open fresh fish markets. Here you will find the Redondo Beach Dog Park and excursion boats. The pier, shaped like a horse shoe wrapping around the beach, offers excellent fishing.
The gorgeous coastal community of Costa Mesa offers beautiful scenery and a multitude of relaxing activities. Enjoy strolling on the beach during a beautiful sunset, sailing the Pacific, or tennis or golf with coastal views. For total relaxation, Costa Mesa offers the best spas in Orange County.
Located along the Pacific coastline about 16 miles from Arcadia, Newport Beach offers miles of sandy beaches, world-class shopping, waterfront dining, water activities, championship golf courses and elegant accommodations. An idyllic climate with accessibility to the ocean and bays make Newport Beach an oceanfront paradise for yachting, surfing, parasailing, fishing, rollerblading and sand volleyball. Big Corona del mar Beach and Little Corona Beach are popular snorkeling spots and perfect for tide pool exploration.
A beautiful vacation destination, Huntington Beach offers white beaches, sunny Mediterranean climate and a laid-back vibe. The wide beaches and wide-ranging surf break have earned Huntington Beach the nickname Surf City. HB boasts eight idyllic - miles of scenic beachfront for roller blading, skateboarding, beach volleyball, swimming, basking in the sun, sunset walks on the beach or gathering around a beach fire after dark. Enjoy shopping, a beautiful 25-acre public equestrian center, a disc Frisbee golf course, Huntington Central Park, the world renowned Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and a diversity of restaurants and sidewalk cafés. Visit www.hbvisit.com.
Huntington State Beach
Huntington State Beach is popular spot for surfing, skating and surf fishing. The park also features a bicycle trail and fire rings for bonfires. The beach is the site of a nesting sanctuary for the California least tern, a rare and endangered species, and the threatened snowy plover. This beach extends two miles from Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach south to the Santa Ana River on the Newport Beach boundary.
California's fifth largest city is 10 miles southwest of Anaheim and 22 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Situated in the San Pedro Bay, Long Beach is one of the world's busiest seaports with the Port of Los Angeles. The beach is a favorite destination for sailing, jet and water skiing, surfing, fishing, sea kayaking and sunbathing. Visit the famed Aquarium of the Pacific or the Queen Mary, the luxury ocean liner that is docked in Long Beach.
Sunset BeachJust 40 miles from Arcadia, Sunset Beach features pine trees, mountainous sand dunes, and ocean side picnic spots. Bordered by large agricultural fields west of Watsonville, Sunset beach is a year-round destination for thousands of visitors who can fish, hike, horseback ride and relax along the shore.
“City of the Arts,” Laguna Beach is a quaint Southern California beach town filled with unique shops, art galleries, and a spectacular coastline of beautiful beaches and ocean views. Laguna Beach offers 7 miles of stunning coastline with Southern California most scenic beaches and coves. Come scuba dive, paint the vibrant colors of nature and enjoy unmatched natural beauty.
The white sands of Capistrano Beach offer volleyball, basketball and other beach activities. During the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies.
Further south, Dana Point is an exciting port side community located in a natural cove surrounded by dramatic cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Dana Port offers two marinas, unique shops, excellent restaurants, and five miles of beach for water sports, fishing, kayaking, strolling sun bathing and strolling by the sea.
LA Area Events
- Special TGIF Big Mixer, Santa Anita Race Track, Santa Anita
- Mad Mixer, Arcadia
- Mega Mixer, Irwindale Speedway
- Pasadena Wine Merchants Mixer, Pasadena
- Taste Around Arcadia (Annual), Arcadia
- Carnival (Annual), Arcadia
- Grand Prix, Long Beach
- NASCAR, Pomona
- 4th of July Parade, Huntington Beach
- Fireworks Show from the Pier, Huntington Beach
- Festival of Whales, Orange County
- Sawdust Festival, Orange County
- Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Orange County
- Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival, Orange County
- Orange County Fair, Orange County
- Farmers Market, Orange County
- Huntington Beach Surf Series, Huntington Beach
- US Open of Surfing & Beach Games, Huntington Beach
- Red Chair Lounge Red Nights, Huntington Beach
- Borrego Days Desert Festival, Borrego Springs
- San Diego Dia de los Muertos, San Diego
- Golf Cart Parade, Palm Springs, Inland Empire
- Great Wine Escape Weekend, Monterey, Central Coast
- Wine & Mushroom Fest, Mendocino County, North Coast [Top]