Which Southern California beaches are top spots for a vacation?
Maybe you want a bit of history with your beach vacation — if so, the quaint cottages at Crystal Cove State Beach may be the best place for you and your family to visit.
Or perhaps you want to vacation somewhere where your pooch can enjoy the surf and sand — if your pup is a priority, Dog Beach should definitely be on the itinerary.
TripAdvisor on Tuesday, Nov. 14, released a list of the “20 Best Beaches in California for Your Coastal Vacation” and there was no shortage of Southern California hot spots making the cut.
Bono shreds in the 8th Annual Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Dog Beach. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)
With the restored cottages behind them, a couple takes a morning stroll on the beach at Crystal Cove State Park in Laguna Beach. (File photo by MARK RIGHTMIRE, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER/SCNG)
Rustic Loft, center from left, The Dive Shack, Beachcomber Cafe (blue stripes) and education center have expansive views of the water at the Crystal Cove Cottages where several dwellings have been restored to its original, 1935- 1955 condition with textiles, furnishings and fashion of that era. CINDY YAMANAKA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
A dolphin jumps out of a wave in Newport Beach. (Courtesy Tom Cozad)
Paddlers race off in the pro men’s technical final at the Pacific Paddle Games. The two-day festival took place on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Doheny State Beach. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Festival goers relax on hammocks as The Orwells play during Ohana Fest at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, on Friday, September 8, 2017. Eddie Vedder is headlining the festival on Saturday and Jack Johnson on Sunday. (Photo by Nick Agro, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Dana Hills High’s Danny Kenduck, from Laguna Niguel, powers to the National Scholastic Surfing Association title in high school men’s surfing at his home break, Salt Creek, on June 18. (Photo by Fred Swegles; Orange County Register/SCNG)
Hermosa Beach has sand, surf and volleyball action. Emily Day, rigth, hits over Angela Bensend in the quarter finals of the AVP Hermosa Beach Open on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Emily Day and partner Brittany Hochevar beat Angela Bensend and Geena Urango 19-21, 21-18 and 15-12. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)
Dogs and their owners come out to Huntington Dog Beach. FILE/SCNG
It’s no surprise that Malibu made the list of one of the best places to vacation in California. (Photo by Mindy…