California is full a beautiful small towns…
Whether you are looking for a nice California coastal town for vacation or a relaxed spot for relocation these quaint ocean towns are giving off good vibrations.
This small surf town on California’s coast has managed to remain untouched by massive development, even with its beautiful white sandy beaches and the great wine it produces. Situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on the Estero Bay along California’s Route 1, this resort town is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Lodging options include hotels, motels, RV Parks and a plethora of Bed and Breakfast locations. There are plenty of shops, miles of shoreline to explore and easy access to nearby entertainment.
Located roughly 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey, this scenic ocean-side town has a lot to offer vacationers. Filled with boutiques eateries, and beautiful beaches there is something for every member of your family. The town is known for its Annual Begonia Festival which brings glorious flower-filled floats to the local waters and for its late summer Art & Wine Festival.
Avalon, Catalina Island
It is hard to believe that this Mediterranean-style village is just an hour-long ferry ride from Long Beach. Situated on the Avalon Bay, this beautiful island vacation spot offers plenty of shopping and dining opportunities for visitors. The ice-blue waters offshore are the perfect spot for a wide array of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.
If you are looking for a town in California that embodies the classic, chill Southern California vibe portrayed in pop culture, this is the place for you. The downtown area runs along South Coast Highway 101. It was first developed nearly 100 years ago and is full of retro hot spots like the La Paloma Theater, a single-screen movie house that dates back to the 1920s. There are quaint shops, sidewalk cafes, boutiques and specialty shops peppered throughout the area. The beaches range from family friendly to secluded and are known to be good surf spots or mellow places to chill out and relax with family and friends.
Life is sweet in the small towns of California. Come experience the charm and culture of these quaint seaside towns.