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Best Beaches in Los Angeles

1. Huntington Beach

Surf City USA

There's no better example of the "Surf City USA" lifestyle than what you can find in Huntington Beach, an open, expansive stretch of sand that welcomes the public 365 days per year.

Though no one would blame you for coming here simply to relax and enjoy the sound of waves and the feel of sand beneath your feet, this beach is better known for its range of activities, making it a lively, exciting escape and a jewel among the many renowned beaches of Southern California.

Everything You Need

Whether you love to surf or simply like the atmosphere, this beach destination delivers when it comes to the laid-back culture that California is known for. Play volleyball at one of the public courts, or enjoy the people-watching from the paved bike trail.

With public restrooms, showers, and every kind of equipment/accessory imaginable, you'll have everything at your disposal for an awesome day. Coming by car? Park in either a daily or an hourly parking lot, or find a parking meter along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Main Attractions

A few famous landmarks set Huntington Beach apart from its beach neighbors. First, there's the Huntington Beach Pier, known as the home of Ruby's Diner, which sits at the end of the pier and serves up American classics like burgers and shakes.

Fishing is allowed here, and gear can be rented nearby. A few souvenir shops sell their wares to visitors strolling down the structure, taking in the fabulous views and savoring the smell of the sea.

Be sure to visit one of the affordable, low-key cafes or restaurants along the beach, where you can enjoy al fresco dining accompanied by live music. Informal attire is no problem, so come as you are.

Huntington Beach at a glance

City: Huntington Beach

Country or State: California

Length of Beach: 9.5 miles

Access: By car, taxi, bus, on foot

Best time to visit: May to October - best weather

High Season: May to October

Low Season: September to April

Beach Hours: 5 am to 10 pm

Facilities:

  • Restaurants, bars, nightlife
  • Beach equipment rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Beach Type:

  • Taste of Huntington Beach

2. Main Beach

Dream Come True

That it's called "Main" Beach is fitting: It's the main attraction in Laguna Beach, and its spacious sands are popular with visitors and locals alike. For those who love to see the sea swell before them and cliffs rise behind them, Main Beach is a dream come true.

Its boardwalk was made for early morning or late afternoon strolls, allowing a great opportunity to witness a stunning sunrise or sunset, or to admire the historic white lifeguard tower that serves as a landmark.

Have Fun, Be Careful

Of course, it goes without saying that a beach like this is heaven for bodysurfers, bodyboarders and swimmers. In the summer months, though, the surf can be quite dangerous and rip tides threaten swimmers' safety.

Rather than risk it when the surf is rough, stay onshore and play a game of volleyball or basketball, or simply snag a bench and watch the waves crash at the shore. While pets are allowed here, alcohol is not, so leave the libations at the hotel.

You won't have to venture far when dinnertime rolls around. Dozens of restaurants are located near the beach, especially around Broadway St, Ocean Ave and Forest Ave.

Tips

Don't worry if you don't have all of your gear with you when you come; beach equipment rentals are plentiful here.

There's metered parking along the Pacific Coast Highway and in the downtown area, but If you can't get a spot, consider parking in the shuttle lot on Highway 133 and catching the free shuttle to the beach.

Pay attention to the beach warnings, which can keep you safe from red tides and jellyfish, and be aware that there are strict rules about fishing and taking marine life from the beach.

Main Beach at a glance

City: Laguna Beach

Country or State: California

Length of Beach: .3 miles

Access: By car, taxi, shuttle

Best time to visit: March to May or Sept to Nov

High Season: June to November

Low Season: December to May

Facilities:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

3. Newport Beach

Recreational Heaven

Sun, sand and sea are a given at most beaches. But to have so much beach area, along with to-die-for dining and a choice of upscale retail establishments that will make you swoon? That's rare.

Come to Newport Beach and experience the sophisticated beach lifestyle that serves as a magnet for all who love days in the water and evenings sipping cocktails by candlelight.

Eye-Candy Overload

The sunsets and sunrises at Newport Beach are stunning, so come early or stay late to witness these sweeping displays of beauty. Make the most of the West Coast's largest recreational harbor and plan to swim, surf or try your hand at kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding.

Surf lessons will get you caught up if you're a little rusty, but if you prefer to enjoy the water from a more elevated position, book a sunset cruise and join the luxury yachts gliding by.

Even the most hardcore foodie will find something to indulge in here. Newport Beach is home to hundreds of restaurants that serve everything from seafood to ethnic cuisine, and some even boast harborfront views.

Visit Newport Pier or Balboa Pier, both of which have restaurants and public bathroom facilities.

Fashion Island

Of course, to really experience Newport Beach, you have to indulge in a little bit of shopping. Head to the stunning Fashion Island shopping complex, with its deluxe landscaping and park-like feel.

Shop at your favorite mid-range stores, or go high-class with designer brands. Even if you only window-shop, you'll walk away feeling chic.

Newport Beach at a glance

City: Newport Beach

Country or State: California

Length of Beach: 10 miles

Access: By car, taxi, bus, on foot

Best time to visit: May to October - best weather

High Season: May to October

Low Season: November to April

Beach Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Facilities:

  • Restaurants, bars, shopping
  • Rentals: Chairs, umbrellas, bikes
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Beach Type:

  • Newport Beach Film Festival

4. Venice Beach

Hip SoCal Hangout

With its Bohemian roots, its scores of oddball performers and attention-seekers, and its plethora of facilities for active types, Venice Beach is a mecca for beach-goers hellbent on shunning the boring beach experience.

This famed LA hangout spans three miles, and within that space, you'll find almost every imaginable beach activity and amenity.

Not to Be Missed

There are a few musts in Venice Beach. Walking along the Ocean Front Walk, the main beach promenade, is a must for sure. You'll pass many funky shops and cafes, and probably make contact with a few magicians, fortune tellers, artists, musicians and other shameless souls looking to entertain. If you like what you see, be sure to leave them a few bucks, especially if you're taking photos or video.

Another top Venice Beach attraction are the Venice canals, created to give the area a similar feel as the Italian town of the same name.

You'll want to check out the fishing pier, too, and then head north and ride the Ferris wheel at the popular Santa Monica Pier.

Activities for Active Types

Like many other Southern California beaches, Venice Beach is known as a fantastic spot to surf. The Venice Breakwater is where all the surfers congregate and is an especially revered place to ride the waves. Just beware of rip tides, and check with a lifeguard if you think it might be unsafe to surf or swim.

If you need something more exciting than a leisurely stroll, rent a bike and speed through the bike path instead. Venice is also a hotspot for sports—it has basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, tennis courts and a skate park.

Venice Beach at a glance

City: Los Angeles

Country or State: California

Length of Beach: 3 miles

Access: By car, by taxi

Best time to visit: March to May or Sept to Nov

High Season: June to November

Low Season: December to May

Facilities:

  • Many bars, restaurants, and shops along the Boardwalk
  • Rentals: Chairs, umbrellas, bicycles, boogie boards, roller blades, etc.
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Gray sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Beach Type:

  • Weekly Farmer's Market

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