10 Best Tourist Attractions on the California Coast

Priyadarshini Bopardikar Aug 6, 2019
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If you are an ocean lover, North and South California Coast is must visit when in California. Coastal California becomes a favorite for the water sports lovers, hikers and also whoever loves to be at peace.

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach is one of the best beaches in California. It is known for the Sunset Point and Balboa Island. Inspiration point on this beach is another feather in the beauty.

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The place is a kind of small park having some trees and lawns. Sitting here in the evening and watching sunset with tidal waves in the background is like being in seventh heaven.

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Eureka City

Eureka is a coastal, multi faced city, an entry point to Humboldt County. It owns historical monuments and scenic sight seeing. A visit during the rains gives a heavenly experience.

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Best attractions are Redwood Forests, town of Ferndale, Humboldt bay, Scotia. It is advisable to visit Humboldt county during the day time because of hilly areas and two-lane pathways.

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Mendocino County

Mendocino County is best place for sea shore lovers. Beautiful blue sky at the top, sea tides at their best and the massage for relaxation what else would a sea lover need simply wow!

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Hikers can explore the place through the woods. Skunk Train and Ridgewood Ranch are the major tourist attractions here.

Note : Spring and Fall are the best seasons to visit this place.

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San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco, a major city and wonder of California. This city is a call for romantic couples and hikers.
Tourist can start their day with Crissy Field walk, followed by amazing Ferry Building Marketplace for a variety of food and beverages.

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Head towards Golden Gate Park to explore museums, stroll at WaterFront  and end your day with candle light dinner at Bay Cruise.

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Monterey

Monterey is the Best example of dynamic place that gives exposure to all kinds of tourists. Animal lovers can enjoy the aquarium outside the Bay and sea lions as well.

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Whale watching is also popular. Then comes Monterey State Historic Park for history lovers which has a collection of old architecture. Scuba divers and kayaks find their way at the Sea.

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Cambria

If you are looking for a change then 'Cambria' is the name. Sea Lovers can play, surf at the Moonstone Beach.
Elephant Seal is the best attraction here. Explore the shops, restaurants at the downtown. Piedras Blancas Light Station is the oldest one and a must visit. It is advisable to use trolley while moving around the town and visit this place during Spring and Fall.

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is name to sea faced natural beauty that shouldn't be missed. It has a plenty of activities such as boating, kayaking. Bird Watchers are most welcome, especially during winters.

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Channel Islands National Park

Looking for an exciting sea venture? Then Channel Islands National Park is for you. A unique place with 5 islands and National Marine Sanctuary.

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How amazing would it be to travel to an island in a plane watching the sea! You can also Boat can be used. A call to hikers, water sports lovers. Scuba divers and kayakers too make their way.

Note : It is advisable to carry food and water.

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Los Angeles South Bay

Looking for recreational activities at bay side, then Los Angeles South Bay is for you. An ideal beach for volley ball players, surfers, or bikers (at the strand).

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Tourists can go for exciting porsche driving, golf playing. There is botanical garden to study around 2500 species.

Note : Do carry jackets, sweaters as it gets cold in the evening.

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San Diego

Are you a family or couple looking for a weekend destination? San Diego awaits you. Starting  with sky diving, photography at Balboa Park, watch the Shakespeare play.
Further visit the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and do not miss out on Legoland - a fun feast for kids. Explore the Birch Aquarium and end the day with romantic dinner in restaurant of La Jolle.