With so many miles of coastline California has no shortage of beaches and the city of Los Angeles is no exception. Family fun, seclusion, water sports, biking, blading, arcade games, restaurants, roller coasters, bonfires and sand castles; LA's beaches have a little something for everyone. Here is a list of some of our favorite beaches in and around Los Angeles County.
Dockweiler State beach
Address: 12000 Vista del Mar Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Best Known For: Fire Pits
Dockweiler is a favorite among locals and adventurers. Located on the back side of the Los Angeles Airport you can both learn to hang glide here or spend the night roasting marshmallows at one of the beaches fire rings. The beach is quite expansive with more than 3.5 miles of beach. With ample parking and more than 100 full RV hookup sites this beach can get quite busy especially in the summer months and evenings. Its proximity to the airport makes it a little noisy, but all that is forgotten when you're watching the sunset at your fire pit. Several days a week you can also learn to hang glide on the beach for a nominal fee.
Even the most avid travelers enjoy a beach vacation from time to time. Few things are better for kicking back and forgetting your worldly worries. And, isn’t that what getting away is all about? Aside from getting a badass tan, spending time by the beach can be meditative and refreshing. It also provides the opportunity to catch up on those books you never get a chance to read.
The only trouble is, when most of us think about beach destinations, we consider places like the Bahamas. You know what we’re talking about; it’s all white sand beaches and blazing sunshine. You could even drink from coconut skins and find shade in those iconic beach huts. The trouble is, of course, that the Bahamas is a mean 1,362 miles from our shores. Depending on where you are located this can be a stretch of time and money.
But, all hope is not lost. In truth, there are some killer beaches closer to home which you could make the most of. We have some fantastic beach resorts here in the U.S., including the iconic Miami beach. And, of course, we have destinations like North Carolina’s Outer Banks on our doorsteps.
Miami can often get overlooked by tourists, but it’s actually one of the most beautiful and interesting cities you’ll find anywhere in America. You just need to understand what it has to offer before you head there. From the shops and restaurants of Little Havana to the coastlines that’ll take your breath away, there’s so much to spend your time on in Miami, and here are 5 of the things that you definitely won’t want to miss.
The USA is a place full of diverse landscapes, incredible sights and stunning nature. You can travel around every state of the USA and get a completely different experience everywhere you go.
For several years I lived in the charming city of Savannah Georgia, a place far different than most in the state of Georgia. Savannah is a gorgeous place in the south which is full of amazing things to do, unique sights and a wonderful atmosphere. You can book a stay in a hotel in Savannah, Georgia this summer and enjoy everything that this part of the world has to offer.
As an Angeleno I am always in awe of how different San Francisco is from its Southern sister. While the city itself is a bustling metropolis the towns and wilderness surrounding the city offer a never-ending amount of adventure and exploration. Whether you are a forest dweller, a beach lover, a hiker, photographer, artist or adventure junkie there is enough in this area to keep all of you mesmerized. Here are a few places I would add to your list of San Francisco day trips.
Located just a few miles over the Golden Gate bridge, Muir Woods is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation area is a popular place to come and view some of California's old growth Redwood trees. Multiple trails wind their way through the forest floor on well maintained paths easily accessible to all. Several other trails climb high up above offering views of the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais. Don't miss the huge trees in Cathedral Grove and make sure you wander along Redwood Creek where you can sit and listen to the birds chirping. See more of this beautiful place in the video below.