Nothing is better than the California coast in the summer time! Palm tree’s, bike riders and surfers line the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Seasoned surfers know that conversion vans and campers are the best vehicles for the ultimate beach lifestyle!
Conversion vans and campervans offer space for gear and the ability to convert into rest areas. This is perfect when you plan on hitting the waves early in the morning, and spend the entire day at the coast!
Whether you are an experienced short boarder or like cruising on the long foam boards, you should take your camper or van to some of these amazing Southern California surf destinations. Even if you don’t surf and just want to watch some of these amazing athletes, you will not regret taking in the sun, fresh air and saltwater breeze!
Blacks Beach, San Diego
There is a reason why some of the happiest people on the planet live in San Diego! Fantastic weather, diverse culture and amazing beaches make this Southern California spot a no brainer for a beach/surf getaway.
Blacks Beach is located beneath the bluffs of the famous Torrey Pines State Park. Torrey Pines State Park is 2,000 acres of an iconic, rugged coast that is home to tons of wildlife and flora. Whale watching is possible during migration season from the stunning cliffs. Blacks Beach is known to surfers as having one of the most powerful surf breaks in Southern California. You must be advanced if you plan on surfing. The beach is a great place to go and get a free show; we mean the surfing (beware there are parts of the beach that are nudist).
Cardiff Reef, San Diego
Cardiff Reef beach has something for everyone! Swimming, surfing and beach combing are all popular activities. White sandy beaches and easy access to parking and bathrooms make this spot family friendly! All levels of surfers will find this beach a great place for catching some waves.
Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach
“Surf City USA” is the nickname this city proudly owns. Surfers of all skill sets appreciate this iconic Southern California spot. Located near Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, home to hundreds of bird species and Huntington Central Park which features gardens, lakes and an equestrian center give this beach city a lot of activity.
Malibu, Los Angeles County
Upon driving down PCH into the city limits, Malibu instantly gives off that ‘chill vibe’. Perfect for long boarders, this laid back Los Angeles beach area is a great escape from the craziness of L.A. proper. Great for families and bonfires, Malibu is infamous for the hundreds of campervans and conversion vans lining the parking lots.
Salt Creek, Dana Point
This is a popular Orange County beach! Volleyball courts, basketballs, a grassy bluff, hiking and fishing opportunities mean there is plenty to keep you occupied! More moderate to advanced surfers will enjoy this spot. The waves can be powerful in certain areas.
Rincon Beach, Santa Barbara
This surfers paradise has been home to some serious professionals such as Tom Curran and Bobby Martinez. If surfing isn’t your thing swimming, bird watching and picnicking are popular activities.
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