Romantic Beach Destinations In California

On this site we often talk about beach rental homes for family vacations, but another very popular reason to take a beach vacation is for a romantic retreat. Beach vacations are naturally romantic, so the best destination for you is the one with activities you can enjoy around the beach. If you want to sip wine and enjoy an ocean view, we have beach rentals in Carmel and Dillon Beach which would be perfect for you. If you want to explore a little beach town on foot or bike, take long walks on the shore, we recommend Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, Laguna Beach, Carlsbad, and Encinitas. If you want to dance the night away, eat a gourmet dinner, or shop till you drop, consider Newport Beach or San Diego for your couples? getaway. Regardless of where you pick, you?re sure to have a fun and romantic time during your romantic beach vacation in California!

From San Clemente in the south up to Seal Beach in the north, there are many gorgeous little beach towns in Orange County. Book a romantic retreat in Dana Point, and take a bike ride to one of the world-class wineries in the nearby Temecula Valley. Spend an afternoon tasting wines, then return to Dana Point and enjoy some of the oceanfront restaurants on Del Prado boulevard. Nearby destinations like Capistrano Beach and Laguna Beach feature dramatic oceanfront views and gourmet restaurants near the beach. When you visit these beach destinations you can take a sunset drive along PCH or explore local art galleries and boutique stores. Further north you?ll find Newport Beach. In addition to other great Newport Beach activities, Beautiful sunset sailyou can take a gondola ride through the back-bay, or enjoy a romantic dinner at the famous Beachcomber restaurant. Vacationers looking for a romantic trip in Orange County should also consider biking along the Huntington Beach trail, which stretches through several beautiful beach towns along the coast of Orange County.

If you're looking to book a romantic beach getaway a little further south, BeachHouse.com recommends the beach towns of Carlsbad and Encinitas. During your vacation in San Diego county you can stay in Carlsbad, a sun-drenched couples? paradise where you can explore the inlets of Batiquitos Lagoon or sip wine on the deck of an oceanfront bistro. South of Carlsbad is Encinitas, a charming oceanside hamlet known for the Sunset Market street fair held every Thursday downtown.

If you're looking for something more urban during your couples? beach vacation, you can always visit the thriving beach metropolis of San Diego. This is a great destination for foodies, beer enthusiasts, and animal lovers! Here you can enjoy fashionable gourmet restaurants and wild dance clubs in the Gaslamp district, or find something more intimate in the Hillcrest district. Visit the walking districts of Coronado or Del Prado, or sunbathe together at one of San Diego's many sunny beaches. Don't forget the world-famous San Diego Zoo, where you can see some of the only pandas in captivity in America!

BeachHouse.com recommends two beach destinations outside Southern California. One is the quaint fishing hamlet of Carmel and the other is Dillon Beach, California Beach Housesnorth of San Francisco. Both Carmel and Dillon Beach are beautiful resort towns where you can sample local wineries and relax on the shore. Perched atop a seaside bluff, Dillon Beach features dramatic oceanfront views and almost total seclusion during your beach vacation. From Dillon Beach you can explore the forests and parks of Bodega Bay and they world-class wineries of Sonoma County. If you visit Carmel you can experience the scenic beauty of Pebble Beach, take a bike ride around the Monterey Peninsula, go whale watching at the Point Lobos State Reserve, or sample the equally peerless wineries of the Carmel Valley.

If you're trying to plan an unforgettable marriage proposal as the sun sets over the Pacific or rekindle the flame of love while sampling local wineries or walking on the shore, consider a beach vacation rental for your couple?s retreat. There are many beautiful places for your california beach vacation for two, and with a house rental you will save money and always have a comfortable, intimate home to return to after a busy day full of romance!

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