3. The Trestles At San Onofre State Beach In Orange County, California
If you don’t mind waiting in line with such people as 11-time world champion Kelly Slater or the Gudauskas brothers then the Trestles is a surfers dream come true. The rock bottomed point break is very forgiving making it suitable for anything from long boards to growlers and the locals, for the most part are friendly and forgiving so you don’t have to worry about snaking too much.
The weather is exactly what you would expect from a beach only 45 minutes from San Diego with trunks being the normal wear up until mid October and nothing more than a 2/2 being needed even in the coldest months.
Your options for lodging are pretty much endless in this area with anything from a 5 star accommodation to a beach bum hostel being spread both north and south up the coastal highway. For dinning you will find the situation very similar to that of housing. If you want it, it can be had in the area, but one thing you should not miss is a fish taco in Ensenada. Which stand has the best? You will just have to try them to find out as the owner operators are always trying to outdo each other, and the tacos themselves can range from citrusy to sweet to napalm hot. The one thing they all have in common is they are out of this world and if you happen to be a foodie surfer you may be torn between the surf and food!