When planning for a day of exploring Los Angeles landmarks, be sure you don’t forget to add LA beaches to your list! With so much coast line to explore, there are different beaches all which offer different experiences. Read on to learn more about some of the best beaches in Los Angeles.
Venice Beach is an exciting destination for all who visit. Perhaps it is most known for its boardwalk where locals and tourists alike enjoy a stroll down this artistic path. Along the way you’ll be greeted by street performers as well as a number of street vendors selling their local and artisan crafts. Be sure to take a trip to the nearby historic district and meander through the Venice Canals. Built to be reminiscent of the Venice canals in Italy, you might even see a gondola or two as you walk along.
Santa Monica is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all Southern California. Shop to your heart’s content at the 3rd Street Promenade, a pedestrianized shopping destination just a couple blocks from the beach. You can also hang out at the Santa Monica Pier and enjoy dinner, sightseeing or Pacific Park – the seaside amusement park. Finally, if you want to soak up the sun and work on your tan, cool off by taking a dip in the ocean or lay out on the sand reading that book you’ve been meaning to get to.
Malibu stretches for more than 30 miles along the Pacific Coast. Home to Hollywood celebrities and top athletes, here you’ll find beautiful beaches with dramatic drops and cliffs. If you like to surf or simply like to watch the sport, head over to Surfrider Beach in Malibu, which was named the first World Surfing Reserve. Zuma Beach is a great destination for enjoying the sun and for families as well.