A trip to Los Angeles just isn't going to be complete without visiting one of the many beaches there. There are miles and miles of coastline just waiting to be explored and you can find some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you are looking for a busy beach to people watch or you want to visit a beach that is secluded, you can find what you are looking for in Los Angeles. Read on to learn about some of the best beaches to visit in when you are vacationing in Los Angeles.
Venice Beach is the place you want to visit if you are interested in doing some of the best people watching in the country. You can explore the Venice Boardwalk and enjoy watching the people skate, jog and bike around the the beach. People love to play sports on Venice Beach and it is just a great place to hang out and do some people watching.
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica State Beach is a fun beach to spend the afternoon exploring. You will enjoy a great view of the mountains and while the beach is crowded, it isn't overly crowded.
Many people come out to see the Santa Monica Pier. The pier is three blocks long and packed with activities like rides, games and food stands. Make sure to visit the pier when you visit Santa Monica.
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve
If you want to explore some of the treasures that the beach has to offer, then you should make it a point to visit the Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve.
It has amazing tide pools where you can view crabs, starfish, sea anemones and more. The walk to get to the tide pools is beautiful and this secluded beach has gorgeous views and caves carved out of the rocks.
El Matador State Beach
El Matador is know for its rock formation and they are very impressive. The sand is rocky, so you won't want to go barefoot. Make sure you have some sturdy shoes. You will find lots of privacy on this beach and you can enjoy some amazing sunsets from this vantage point and it is a great spot to take a date.
El Porto Beach
If you are a surfer or just like to watch surfers, then you will want to visit El Porto. It is an appropriate beach for both beginning and experienced surfers. There is also a great bike path at this beach and volleyball courts. If you plan on surfing, this is the place that you want to go.
Los Angeles is one of the best places to enjoy the coast and with so many beaches to explore, you are going to really enjoy your trip. Make a plan to visit a few different beaches so you can get a feel for the wide range of marine landscapes that Lost Angeles has. Whether you want to surf or explore tide pools, you can do it in Los Angeles.
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