The weather is getting warmer and inspires us to go outside, and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Spending time at the beach is one of the best opportunities for us to rest, listen to the calming sound of waives, lie down on warm sand and have fun with friends and family. Although some beaches don’t offer swimming conditions, we can still enjoy walking around the beach with our dogs or do some sports, like surfing and diving.
If you plan to have a nice vacation at the beach, think about California first because this state offers you lots of suggestions in different destinations depending on your choice. You can choose a beach to swim, to walk, to do sport or to spend New Year, yes New Year, as well!
1. Manchester State Beach, Point Arena
This beach is never overcrowded and popular with its sandy dunes, grassy flatlands. The best time to visit is January and February. The nearby Garcia River is a mecca for local steelhead fishermen.
2. Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area at Marin Headlands
(Photo: Darvin Atkeson)
As you can see from the photo, the swimming conditions aren’t always ideal in this beach. However, you can enjoy taking your dog for a walk or observing waves playing with semi-precious stone hunters. It’s the only nude beach in the Marin Headlands that faces the Pacific Ocean.
3. Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz
(Photo: Institute for Hamburger Studies)
This beach is a great opportunity to learn or practice surf, as the waves are small. The hospitable locals aren’t too territorial about sharing the ocean, so, you can feel free to spend hours on a surfing. And the other pros of this beach is that you can park up the road by Depot Park for free
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