2020 has been an unusual summer in California. We started the summer indoors and at home in the midst of a global pandemic. Then the heatwaves came, with temperatures rising to 130F in Death Valley and hitting all-time records throughout California. Then the state caught on fire, leaving firefighters to battle some of the largest blazes we've ever had and the rest of us trying to escape the smoke, which created the worst air quality we've had in 30 years. Definitely not an ideal summer. But, it takes a lot more than that to keep Californians away from the beach, especially on those blisteringly hot summer days.
The long California coast is also home to many smaller, more secluded beaches. Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach is a bit more secluded than Huntington Beach, with entrances to the beach squeezed in-between the large estates overlooking the water
While some people prefer the beach, others prefer to distance on boats just off the coast. Small groupings of sailboats, yachts and megayachts can see seen dotting Southern California's small bays and coves.
For those who prefer a more active beach experience, surfing is an incredibly popular activity at many Southern California Beaches.
If you're curious what a flight down the California coast looks like, join us on a flight from Van Nuys to San Diego and back, just click play on the video below. We hope you enjoy the view :)