The entire coast of LA county is filled with various beaches that you and your family and friends can go to. But just because there is no lack of beaches, does not mean that you can simply go to any beach and expect the same outcome. Here are the best beaches to visit in Los Angeles this summer!
Santa Monica is perhaps the most famous beach in LA. Thanks to the large expanse of sand and the incredible pier, there is much to do at Santa Monica. Here, you can lay out on the sand, or you could simply stick to the pier and take advantage of all the different types of entertainment they have to offer. From simply people watching to shopping to going out for dinner, there is something for everyone. During the summer, don’t miss out on the summer Twilight Concert series that is taking place every Thursday night at the Santa Monica Pier and admission is free! For more information visit www.santamonicapier.org
Venice Beach is known as an artsy area that is a great destination for people watching. As you walk along the famous Venice boardwalk, stop by all the vendors that are selling homemade arts and crafts as well as discount clothes, accessories and jewelry. Also located along the Venice boardwalk is muscle beach. Come and see all the people who put their muscles to the test as they work out in the sun. This is also a great place to visit if you are looking for cheap souvenirs. Visit www.venicebeach.com for more information.
If you are looking for a beach with lots of sand, clear water and the chance to simply lay out in the sand all day as you relax, then Hermosa Beach is just the place for you. Hermosa Beach is just far away from all the tourists of Santa Monica but still close enough to LA to not be a very far drive. At Hermosa, not only is there plenty of sand to enjoy space without feeling too crowded, there are also opportunities for fun summer activities such as beach volleyball, surfing, and paddleball. Visit www.hermosabch.org for more information.
A trip to Los Angeles isn’t complete without a beach experience, so plan yours today!