Known for its endless summer and miles of picturesque coastline, Los Angeles has some of the most scenic, and most recognisable, stretches of beaches. Los Angeles based designer, and long time friend of Lucy Folk - Nick Fouquet shares his top 5 beaches and surfing haunts surrounding Los Angeles, California.
Leo Carrillo beach is best known for its tide pools, coastal caves and reefs - perfect for exploring on a long summers day. It is situated 45 kilometres, northwest, from Santa Monica, along the Malibu coastal-line.
One of Malibu best kept secrets, Little Dume Beach is situated in a small east-facing cove near Point Dume. The only direct access to Little Dume is via a path that begins on Whitensands Place - be careful though, the beach is a gated for private access only for nearby residents. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones, you can access the cove at high tide, from Paradise Cove Beach, or from Big Dume state Park.
One of Los Angeles main visitor attractions, Venice Beach is famous for its iconic beachfront boardwalk, and its unique street entertainers and local characters alike. If you want to escape the tourist hot spot and explore Venice like a local, head to 25th street, where the canal meets the sea.
Malibu is situated halfway between Point Dume and Santa Monica. Consisting of three points, First, second and third; First Point is the most consistent for surf and popular with the locals. The point is pretty easy to find, showcasing an amazing view from the highway as you pass the Malibu pier.
An hour’s drive from Santa Barbara, Jalama Beach is nestled between undeveloped Californian landscape and central coastlines. Popular for surfing, hiking and camping, the state park is protected by native plants such as verbena, saltbush, and sea rocket.