California is always referred to as the ‘Sunshine State of USA’. The warm sunshine and the glorious beaches attract tourists to California. Take a stroll along the sands and a dip in the sea water of the glorious beached of California.
It is a beautiful place with seven miles of stretch of soft sand and gentle surf. The water is crystal clear and very calm. Strong tides are very rare. The soft sand is the ideal place for taking long strolls and for playing beach volleyball. It is so popular among the tourists that almost three million people visit the beach every year. There are isolated coves along the seven miles of sand that attract seals, dolphins and sea lions. It is not only a retreat for beach buffs and nature lovers but also for art lovers. Annual art events like Festival of Arts, Sawdust Festival and the Kelpfest are not to be missed by art lovers.
This beach is located in front of the Hotel Coronado. Coronado Central beach is open to non guests of the hotel. The best time to visit the beach is from December to February. It is true that the beach is crowded with tourists but it is so wide that you will always find an isolated place to spread your blanket and relax. The north of the beach is the pet-friendly Dog Beach. It is the perfect place to let your dog frolic in the surf free of leashes. It is amazing to watch the sand sculptures near the hotel. It is fascinating to watch thousands of whales migrating in the months from December to March.
It is located at the foot of Serpentine cliffs. The water is cold, the waves are huge and the currents are high which make the sea unsafe for swimming. It is a perfect warm beach for picnicking and sunbathing. There is a picnic table with hot grills and picnic tables. There are tide pools in the beach that are bustling with marine life. It is stunning to see porpoises gliding through the rocks in the sea. The beach is overcrowded in the weekends and it is not easy to find a place in the parking lots.
It is famous for the celebrity beach homes. Do you like to ‘spot celebrities’ like Pamela Anderson? If so, this is the perfect beach for you. Do you love to work out intensively in gyms? Are you a hard core fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger? You are sure to love the Muscle Beach gym where the Hollywood worked out in the past to build his muscular body. The ocean view is awesome and is surely one of the gems of beaches.
It is a beautiful and homely beach and is the right choice of relaxing and getting rid of stress. The two miles of coastline is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. It is a splendid place for biking and hiking. Surfing, sunbathing and volleyball are most common activities done here. The Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball tournament attracts a lot of spectators. The annual International Surf Festival is also a crowd puller.
Take out your swim suit, your beach towel and sunscreen lotions and get ready to go and enjoy the glorious beaches of California.