As California beaches start slowly opening back up, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most beautiful beaches that should be checked off of everyone’s bucket list. Whether you enjoy the beach for the views, boutiques, IG worthy content, R & R time, or simply to explore and see the marine life, there is a beach for everyone below!
- Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
Pfeiffer Beach is the perfect beach to explore and update your IG with some influencer style content. Located in Big Sur area and it’s a long drive off the beaten path, but it’s worth every mile. Pictures truly don’t do it justice.
2. Paradise Cove, Malibu
This is the beach you go to if you want to feel like you are on a tropical vacay in Cancun for the day. It is full of day beds and all the piña coladas you can drink. Yes, that’s right, piña coladas. This is one of the very few beaches where alcohol is allowed in the state of California.
3. La Jolla Cove, San Diego
If you are a big fan of marine life, this is the beach for you. It is a very small cove, that is surrounded by huge cliffs and very rich in marine life. In fact, this cove is protected as part of a marine reserve, and an extremely popular site for snorkelers and scuba divers!
4. Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz
Yes, Capitola Beach is as artsy as it looks. This beach is located along the famous Esplanade, and lined up with beautiful boutiques that will satisfy every shoppers needs! The vibrant hues are very similar to small Mediterranean towns. There are also seated benches along the sand, that allow you to take shopping breaks while taking in the stunning views.
5. Baker Beach, San Francisco
With the most beautiful sunsets, calm waters, and did we mention the view of the Golden Gate Bridge?! This beach is the most romantic, secluded, getaway that everyone needs to experience at least once!