The sun is shining and the waves are crashing! It is officially summer time on the beautiful coast of Southern California. If you are planning to road trip for the summer then you should plan your journey along the Pacific Coast Highway. PCH runs along the whole coast of California where you can make stops along the way to check out the beautiful beaches. Here are some awesome beaches to soak up the sun in SoCal along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Carpinteria State Beach
Carpinteria is a small beach town located south of Santa Barbara. It is a very popular state beach due to its beautiful stretch of white sand, tide pools, and camping sites. Its calm waters allow you to swim in the middle of the ocean or practice your stand up paddle boarding skills. This family-friendly beach offers large picnic areas which are perfect for hosting a family BBQ. The town center is located within walking distance of the beach so you can easily find beachside accommodations and really delicious restaurants to grab a bite and drinks. Make sure to stay to catch the sunset – you will thank me later for that!