Sun, Sand, and Surf!

Some may consider water activities to be limited to wave riding, parasailing, snorkeling, and water skiing; however, when you’re staying at one of Pacifica Hotels’ coastal properties, there is an abundance of aquatic activities to sink your fins into.

There may be no better place to settle in the sun than Mission Beach, one of San Diego’s best known beach towns. These waters are ideal for wave riding, boating and most importantly surfing! Don’t know how? You can learn! Pacific Surf School is one of the best in the country and has a variety of lesson types to choose from, including one-on-one with a private instructor or in a group, which can include the whole family. Our Blue Sea Lodge hotel is located just south and less than a mile away from this stellar surf school. So, get ready to hang ten!


 Looking for some beat-the-heat activities while in Los Angeles? Stay in the beautiful Marina either at Jamaica Bay Inn or Inn at Marina Del Rey and feel the ocean breeze. After seeing all the beautiful boats, you may be enticed to cast a line with Marina Del Rey Sportfishing, one of Marina Del Rey’s most well-respected charter boat companies. They offer daily sportfishing trips (including twilight fishing through September), private fishing charters and whale watching tours.  If fishing isn’t for you, try sailing with Blue Pacific Boating. Experienced sailors can head out alone, while others can rent a sail boat with a captain. Ahoy matey!

 If you find yourself in the Santa Barbara area and looking for some aquatic action, may we suggest the Pacific’s trendiest new sea sport, stand-up paddleboarding?  An activity for all ages and levels, stand-up paddleboarding will surely be an unforgettable experience. For stand-up paddleboard rentals, as well as kayak, canoe, and outrigger rentals try Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara.  Here you will find a full-service and water sport center that, in addition to renting equipment, offers special kayaking events that give you an opportunity to see marine life in its natural habitat.


 One of the best-known beaches in the country, Pismo Beach is ideal for soaking up the sun and splashing along the shore. Several different water activities such as bodysurfing, stand up paddleboarding, and fishing excursions combine to make Pismo Beach a perfect Pacific getaway. One of Pismo Beaches most exciting activities is Wine, Waves and Beyond, a series of wine tastings and summer sport events in which the whole family can participate. Whether staying at Sandcastle Inn, Spyglass Inn or Cottage Inn by the Sea, you’ll experience Pismo Beach’s water wonderland.

Aside from just the typical beach activities, which you can still indulge in, Cambria offers a very unique and memorable experience you can share with your family and friends. From mid-March through mid-September elephant seals parade down Cambria’s beaches preparing for molting season. Witnessing these incredible animals in their natural environment is an unparalleled experience that can be cherished for a lifetime.

With fun in the sun all along the California coast, there’s truly something for everyone!


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