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Good beaches between Los Angeles and San Fracisco

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Good beaches between Los Angeles and San Fracisco

Hi ,we are planning to travel Los Angeles to San Francisco and we wood like to stop for a day to relax and enjoy the ocean,any recommendations for hotels(motels) and good beaches? Thank you.

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1. Re: Good beaches between Los Angeles and San Fracisco


We loved our beachstays in Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Avila beach, Cambria and Carmel, but there will be many more. In Cambria stay at Moonstone Beach. A nice place in Pismo is Kon Tiki Inn. Cambria will be about halfway LA and SF.

Good luck.


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2. Re: Good beaches between Los Angeles and San Fracisco

Tet mentioned some good beach cities for you.

Here are some lodging choices for Pismo Beach:

Kon Tiki Inn (On a bluff overlooking the ocean)

Sea Venture Resort (Located right on the beach near the pier and downtown)

Sandcastle Inn (Also located on the beach near pier & downtown)

Sea Crest Resort (Recent remodeled hotel on a bluff overlooking the ocean)

Cottage Inn (English architecture with nice decor including fireplace on a bluff overlooking the ocean)

Dolpin Bay Resort (Upscale newer hotel on the prettier north end of Pismo Beach overlooking the ocean toward Avila.)

The Cliffs Hotel (Newly renovated luxury hotel next door to Dolphin Bay)


If you want to push a little further, then Cambria might be just the ticket for a relaxing beach stay. Here's a list of ocean facing lodgings:

Sand Pebbles Inn

Moonstone Landing

Little Sur Inn

Best Western Fireside Inn

Fog Catcher Inn

Pelican Cove Inn

Blue Whale Inn

Castle Inn by the Sea

www.cambriachamber.org/ has more lodging and visitor info for your research.

Edited: 10:45 am, March 11, 2010
3. Re: Good beaches between Los Angeles and San Fracisco

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