Coastal California &
Destination: Florida

 

COASTAL CALI

 

NORCAL:

 

North Coast

Gold Coast

Bay area San Francisco Oakland

Sausalito - top touristy for bay draws, Golden Gate Bridge and Embarcadero, scenic boat rides

 

CENTRAL CA

Monterey

Pebble Beach- picturesque beach and golf mecca

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Pacific Grove - Butterly Town U.S.A.

Santa Barbara

San Luis Obispo

FLORIDA U.S.A.

 

Miami & Miami Beach - Colorful and trendiest in state with art deco flar

 

Space Coast Cocoa Beach Daytona Beach -notably open and wide stretches, central- east FL 

 

Palm Beach - Great golf & shore with the ritz

 

Pensacola Beach - Panhandle pretty and unsung 

 

Tampa Bay  - west FL, mix of crowded, lesser spoiled beaches, Clearwater to Dunedin.

 

St Petersburg - low-key local favorite, great all-around white sandy beach and famed for Pink Palace site

 

Naples / Southwest FL- Fort Myers Beach , Marco Island and Sanibel less populated , lots of gorgeous, rugged shore; eco-centric attraction

 

The Keys Biscayne Largo West -most southern beachy parts, not to miss for the Parrotheads, scuba divers and any island goer.

 

Historic Coast St Augustine Jacksonville Beach

Amelia Island -quiet beachy parts, close to city (Jacksonville). Unique marshy area on Amelia.

BEAUTIFUL WEST COAST VS EAST COAST

 

Get to know these CA & FL destinations
from official state tourism bureaus.

Destination Focus

SOCAL:

 

Los Angeles Area

 

South Bay: The sane suburban beach cities of Los Angeles county 

Redondo Beach Manhattan Beach

 

Santa Monica: big beach urban city and shopping mecca

Malibu: big ritz, small beachtown


Marina Del Rey: Classy upscale town noted for sailing

Venice Beach: famed and funky beach and urban town

 

Long Beach/San Pedro: The port cities of the Los Angeles area where cruise liners depart/arrive.

 

Catalina: serene local island escape designated in Los Angeles county. Hop on the Catalina Flyer via San Pedro, Newport or Dana Point. 

 

Orange County and San Diego Area

 

Seal Beach - Quaint, laidback beauty with small town charm

Huntington Beach - Surf City Capital, active social nightlife scene 

Newport Beach / Corona Del Mar - Most opulent beach town.

Laguna Beach- Marinarena fave overall beach, noted art colony

Dana Point - upscale sail, surf and beach town. Also noted for stand up paddling.

San Clemente - Fun town, long beachy stretch

 

San Diego: The prettiest major city of California along the shore.

North County Oceanside Carlsbad La Jolla

Port and main city area

Coronado