No wonder Los Angeles or LA as it is fondly called is among the most popular tourist destinations in the US. Americans from all over the country and travelers from rest of the world not only enjoy visiting LA for its fantastic cityscape and beautiful skyline but also make a beeline to the beach hot spots LA is endowed with.
Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the country and it lies at the very heart of California, the best known summer destination in the US. LA, due to its coastal location, experiences sunny weather all year round, which makes its beaches best to soak up the Sun and have a good time with friends and family. The coastline boasts beaches that are great for surfers as well as for travelers who want to see world go by as they soak up the sun.
Here are the famous 5 Beaches in LA
1. Manhattan Beach
This is among the most popular beaches in the West Coast. It is a beach that suits almost every kind of traveler. Want to surf, play volleyball, water sports or just want to sip your drink and see the world go by, Manhattan is the beach for you. There are a number of seafood restaurants serving some tongue tickling dishes. You can also visit the Roundhouse Aquarium on its pier. Apart from its beaches, the city of Manhattan Beach also has numerous public parks.
2. Santa Monica
It’s pristine, it’s long, it’s beautiful and it is action packed. Yes, that is Santa Monica for you. This beach stretches for two miles and allows bike rides, volleyball games, or long, leisurely strolls on the soft sand. Its pier has a small amusement park, and various activities are popular on the beach, including outdoor chess and beach gymnastics.
3. El Matador Beach
El Matador is one of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach. If you are looking for a beach to yourself, El Matador is the beach you should head to. It is secluded and ideal for a romantic date or if you want to get away from the hustle bustle of city life. The only draw back, the beach does not offer too many facilities and you have to take your food and water with you.
4. Surfrider Beach
It is where the mountains meet sea. One of the most beautiful beaches in California, the Surfrider Beach, as the name suggests , offers fascinating surfing opportunities. This is the beach you should head to when the surfing bug strikes. Even if you are not into surfing, the general ambiance and upbeat mood of the beach is infectious.
5. Zuma Beach
The next door neighor to Surfrider Beach is the Zuma Beach. It is known as a relaxing retreat. The waves here are large enough to attract surfers. The beach has a few volleyball courts, but its USP is undoubtedly the beautifully blue waters and the soft, inviting sands. Perfect for a family outing!