Best Beaches in Southern CA

Here in Los Angeles, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your summer in the sweltering sunny rays of California. However, we believe that one of the best options to beat the summer heat is by making a trip down to a beautiful and refreshing beach! Pack your tote bags, find your swimsuits, and wear lots of sunscreen; this is going to be an epic summer! Here is a list of some of our favorite nearby beaches, as well as what each one has to offer for your summer day-cay trip!

Dockweiler Beach:
Dockweiler Beach is definitely one of the best evening/night beaches in Southern California! Offering a three mile shoreline, beautiful waves, a picnic area, and a concession stand; Dockweiler is very popular with family visitors. Dockweiler has camping facilities for RV’s only, but its location is on the beachfront. This is also one of the few beaches that permits bonfires, so get ready to break out the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers! beaches.lacounty.gov
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Doheny State Beach:
This large beachfront park has a campground on the south side, where some of the campsites are only steps away from the beach. Doheny is one of the only beaches that allows tent camping. It can also accommodate RVs and trailers up to 35 feet long. The only downside at Doheny is that big events are sometimes held there, which disrupts camping and vehicle access. www.parks.ca.gov
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Hermosa Beach:
One of our favorite beaches in the area would have to be Hermosa Beach.This beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful in Southern California! If you like sunbathing, volleyball, surfing, or even paddle-boarding, Hermosa Beach is a great location to spend a hot summer day. www.hermosabch.org
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Redondo Beach:
One of the less congested beaches in the area, Redondo Beach is awesome for a relaxing getaway! Offering not only a stunning beach, Redondo Beach also houses Redondo Pier with a panoramic ocean view, oceanfront dining, and even occasional water activities. www.visitredondo.com

Rosie’s Dog Beach:
This is the only legal off-leash dog beach in Southern California that stretches over 4 acres. Located in Long Beach on Ocean Boulevard, there are a multitude of rules and policies that the dog owner needs to be aware of before trekking down there. Please click on the link for the official website to read all of the details and for more information. hautedogs.org

Santa Monica Beach:
Over three miles long, and covering 245 acres of sand, Santa Monica Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Southern California. Right on the bay of Santa Monica, this beach provides more than their family friendly environment and wonderful invigorating waves. This beach offers the infamous Santa Monica Pier and the entertaining muscle beach amenities. L.A. County offers a Beach Shuttle Bus service starting early June until Labor Day from eight different cities to Santa Monica Beach $3 round-trip for adult/child fare, $1.50 for Seniors and Disabled passengers. Reservations must be made ahead of time due to limited seating. dpw.lacounty.gov/Pdd/Beach_Bus/inde
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