Soak Up The Sun At These Top California Beaches
- Sea to shining sand: Where else can you find a glittery gold beach that's perfect for sunbathing selfies?
- Beach days, bonfire nights: Cuddle up as the sun goes down around a crackling beach bonfire.
- Seeing stars: Spot a celebrity while people-watching over a beachside cocktail.
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Coronado Beach in San Diego
There’s more than a hint of retro glamour to The Crown City in San Diego. Coronado Beach has starred as the backdrop to several Hollywood movies. Take in the glinting sands as you cross the 200-foot-tall Coronado Bridge – the beach literally sparkles thanks to its special blend of minerals.
Beach Cruising in Santa Barbara
Beaches Abound in Santa Barbara
Known as America’s Riviera, Santa Barbara delights visitors with its sophisticated charm, European-style architecture and a wealth of beachside retreats. Butterfly Beach reflects A-list allure. You may spot a film star hiding behind their sunglasses. For a tranquil beauty spot, Hammond’s Beach is a serene hideaway. If you're looking for where the locals hang, residents love to keep Mesa Lane Beach something of a secret, and it’s a real haven for surfers and sunbathers.
Panoramic Views in La Jolla
La Jolla in San Diego
This arty, captivating seaside community enjoys some seven miles of coast, and boasts everything from dramatic, 300-foot cliffs to secluded coves. Nature lovers will be inspired by Torrey Pines State Beach, with its cliffside nature walks and memorably bracing views out over the Pacific Ocean.
"When you're in La Jolla, don't miss exploring the sea caves. Book a kayak tour through these natural wonders (and maybe you'll see a dolphin or two swimming nearby). You can also check out the walking tour options at The Cave Store for some unique views through these sandstone cliffs." - Kassi Nopratvarakorn, Hilton Team Member, Destination Marketing
Oceanside Adventures at Carlsbad Beach
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Carlsbad Beach in San Diego
With some seven miles of glorious coastline, Carlsbad has a beach experience for every taste. The North Beaches and Terra Mar are relatively wild and untamed, with popular surf spots and rocky backdrops
Pier Perfect at Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach in Los Angeles
The 1,800-foot historic pier, ten miles of sands and legendary waves mean that Surf City USA has a near-iconic status as a beach destination. Five characterful beaches welcome visitors year-round. Huntington City Beach is the place to catch professional surfers showing off their skills against the backdrop of the pier, a fixture here since 1902.