The Best Beach Trips In The U.S. For Surfers
1. Santa Cruz, California
I bet you knew this would be first on the list, didn’t you? Referred to as “Surf City”, Santa Cruz truly is the perfect place for surfers of all levels. There’s also a great selection of hotels, inns, restaurants, and bars to enjoy while you’re not on the beach or in the ocean.
Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran surfer, you’ll feel right at home in Santa Cruz. Beginners head to Pleasure Point for somewhat calmer waters where it’s a bit easier to catch the waves – Capitola Beach is another good spot for beginners. Intermediate surfers can hit up Cowell’s Beach to master the art of wave catching. And advanced surfers can head to perhaps the most famous spot, Streamer Lane, for some world class waves.
If flying, then catching a cheap flight to San Jose is the best option to get to Santa Cruz – it’s only about 30 miles away. The choice of hotels and inns in Santa Cruz is great – breezy and relaxed places often right on the ocean front. It’s a popular tourist destination, so you should be able to find cheap accommodation with ease. There’s also cliff diving, tours, walks, museums, and plenty of other things to keep you occupied.