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California Beach Holidays

Boasting a stunning and diverse coastline with a glorious selection of beautiful golden beaches, California is an excellent location for a beach holiday. Unwind on the heavenly beaches of the American Riviera, learn to ride the waves at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, or enjoy a stroll on the famous Santa Monica Pier.

Whether you’re looking for an activity-filled family holiday or a relaxed couples retreat, California offers the perfect beach break.

The Resort At Pelican Hill, Newport Beach
The Resort At Pelican Hill, Newport Beach

Perched atop the breathtaking coastline of Newport Beach, The Resort At Pelican Hill offers spectacular coastal vistas in a serene 504-acre sanctuary. Modelled in a Palladian style, the resort blends the beautiful essence of Tuscany with the effortless glamour of Southern California.

The luxury resort offers residential-style accommodations with plush bungalows featuring limestone fireplaces, wood beam ceilings, and private terraces. For larger groups, the resort’s lavish villas are an ideal choice featuring personal staff and a gourmet kitchen whilst providing exclusive access to the resort’s Clubhouse.

Featuring a celebrated spa and wellness centre, world-class restaurants including the Andrea - which serves authentic Italian cuisine, and a 36-hole golf course, The Resort At Pelican Hill offers an abundance of excellent facilities.

Set above the beautiful Crystal Cove - a pristine three-mile beach that is recognised as a National Natural Landmark - The Resort At Pelican Hill is ideally situated for a wonderful Southern Californian beach holiday.

Best for: Beaches, Golf, Spa and Wellness

osewood Miramar Beach, Montecito
Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito

Located on the feted American Riviera, the Rosewood Miramar Beach resort benefits from this exclusive stretch of coastline’s stunning landscapes, clement year-round weather and spectacular architecture. Set amongst verdant lawns, the resort takes the form of a grand estate featuring a luxurious manor house along with light and spacious American cottage-inspired bungalows.

The opulent resort offers 124 beautifully decorated rooms and 36 luxurious suites many with stunning oceanfront vistas. With the deluxe Sense Spa, a fully-furnished fitness studio, and the charming vintage Fiat Jolly beach cars to transport guests around the resort, the Rosewood Miramar offers a wealth of amenities that are sure to delight. 

With six exceptional restaurants and bars to choose from, the resort provides everything from Italian fine dining at Caruso’s, to the alluring Revere Room offering all-day local-first culinary delights and the retro Scoop Shop with its delicious gelato.

Set upon Miramar Beach - one of the most beautiful and exclusive beaches in Santa Barbara - the resort offers the perfect Californian beach escape.

Best for: Beaches, Families, Spa and Wellness

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

Situated on the beautiful white sands of one of Southern California’s most iconic beaches and within walking distance to Santa Monica Pier, Shutters On The Beach offers an incredible California beach holiday. Featuring elegant Southern Californian beach house-style architecture and interiors fit for a president, the resort provides a truly opulent stay.

With 198 spacious guest rooms and suites, the accommodations offer a luxurious residential ambience, fabulous whirlpool bathtubs, and incredible ocean vistas. Featuring the serene ONE Spa offering luxurious treatments, a well-equipped fitness centre, a relaxation library, and the resort’s Tesla S house car providing guests with chauffeured local journeys, Shutters On The Beach provides an excellent range of amenities.

Dining settings at the resort include the wonderful ‘1 Pico’ restaurant offering refined food with a relaxed ambience. Exclusive bespoke picnics on the beach can also be provided - enabling you to relax on the stunning Santa Monica beach whilst enjoying freshly prepared culinary delights.

Best for: Beaches and Couples

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado

Set on a 15-acre private peninsula bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, the Loews Coronado Bay Resort offers a tranquil oasis surrounded by shimmering waters and featuring stunning vistas of the San Diego skyline. At the resort, glamorous art-deco design meets coastal Californian style to provide a sophisticated yet carefree ambience.

Many of the resort’s 440 luxury guest rooms and suites boast incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort offers a full range of activities and amenities including fishing lessons for children, gondola rides in Coronado Bay and luxury treatments at the tranquil Sea Spa. Relaxed dining is provided by the Crown Landing restaurant which offers delicious locally sourced seafood. 

The resort provides a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby Silver Strand Beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area - allowing you to enjoy a stress-free beach holiday.

Best for: Beaches and Families

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