• Sunset on the beach

California Beaches Holidays

Stylish cities, golden beaches and the famous SoCal sun await you on an ultimate California beach holiday. Let your daily worries fade away as you lie on soft beaches and feel the warm breeze tousled in your hair. From the dazzling piers of the California Coast to bohemian towns and glamorous cities, there’s nothing about America’s coolest destination that will leave you wanting more. 

Beach holidays in California transport you to a world of wonderfully sunny beaches, urban excitement and stunning coastlines. The famous laid-back atmosphere, beach sports and active lifestyle of the locals offer a glimpse of what life on this hippie west coast of the USA is all about. Natural beauty appears in every corner, with breath-taking national parks, mountain ranges and parklands waiting to be explored. Beach holidays in California are perfect for families, couples and solo travellers.

The Golden State of cool beaches and SoCal sun

California beach holidays provide the perfect sunshine escape. Snuggle up with family beside a cosy beach fire on the long white sands at Carmel Beach in the evenings. See for yourself why Huntington Beach got its name of Surf City USA, with miles of uninterrupted coastline and perfect waters to test your surfing skills. Watch adorable elephant seals hanging out by the narrow beach strip of Piedras Blancas as they prepare for mating season. 

Early risers should rent a bike and cycle across the famous Golden Gate Bridge - be sure to stop along the way for views over the Pacific Ocean that you won’t find anywhere else.

At Bowling Ball Beach (part of Schooner Gulch State), find a perch and wait for the sun to go down - you won’t be disappointed with what must be one of the most romantic sunset views in all of California. Rows of giant, perfectly spherical balls line the coast - against a pink purple setting sun - it’s a sight like no other.

Families will love Salt Creek Beach Park, where bright green grass lawns blanket the grounds for the perfect picnic spot. Explore the walking paths heading in all directions and to the southern Dana Strand Beach. To escape the morning crowds, head to Sand Dollar Beach along the southern Big Sur coast, where you’ll find beautiful green jade stones along the back of the beach.

California has been the destination of dreamers since the Golden Age of the 1920s - and it’s easy to see why. Escape city life and bask in the Californian sun or channel your inner explorer with hikes and stunning mountain trips on the West Coast. 

Your California beach holiday doesn’t have to end here – the state is close to the golden islands of Hawaii and is perfect for a multi-centre holiday in the heavenly Aloha Islands. Give us a call and we’ll help you extend your stay for the destination holiday of a lifetime.

 

 

 

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the romance of bonfire nights at Carmel Beach
  • See the rows of giant spherical balls and pink sunsets at Bowling Ball Beach
  • Watch elephant seals basking on the beach at Piedras Blancas
  • Learn to surf at the famous Surf City USA of Huntington Beach

Time Zone

GMT -8 hours

Flight Time

Approxiamtely 11 hours, direct from the UK

Currency

US Dollars (USD - $)

Visa Information

Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel

Language

English

Our California destinations

Downtown LA city lights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway View Cr

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Downtown skyline

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San Diego

San Diego
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco
a large tree surrounded by water

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe
Redwood trees

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Northern California

Northern California
McWay Falls, Big Sur

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Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway
Badwater Springs at sunrise Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park