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Old 05-27-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Default Best Southern CA beaches for casual walk up restaurants?

Visiting CA this summer, and will be prospecting for a possible place to live. Beach atmosphere will be one of our priorities. Looking for nice beaches that have little walk up places here and there, that are very casual (no shoes,bathing suits fine- for lunch anyway)- just the type where you can sit on a patio by the sand and have a beer and some decent seafood, within walking distance from your beach spot. Basically, your typical laid back surfer-type place....
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Visiting CA this summer, and will be prospecting for a possible place to live. Beach atmosphere will be one of our priorities. Looking for nice beaches that have little walk up places here and there, that are very casual (no shoes,bathing suits fine- for lunch anyway)- just the type where you can sit on a patio by the sand and have a beer and some decent seafood, within walking distance from your beach spot. Basically, your typical laid back surfer-type place....
Hermosa Beach or Huntington Beach
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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In San Diego you can check out Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Probably downtown Huntington
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Hermosa Beach or Huntington Beach
Definately Hermosa Beach. Goodstuff is a perfect example of the restaurants right along the beach. There is a bikepath called "The Strand" and a number of great places to eat are right there:

Hermosa Beach restaurant | Good Stuff | Breakfast, lunch & dinner at South Bay favorite and home of the Strandcam. Locations in Hermosa, Redondo Beach, El Segundo and Los Angeles. (http://www.eatgoodstuff.com/restaurants/hermosa-restaurant.html - broken link)

http://www.eatgoodstuff.com/sm-images/gstuff/gs_hb.jpg (broken link)

Derek
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Good stuff is a great place. We used to have Good stuff deliver to the Poop deck next door ... back in the 70's.

Hennessy's is also a good hang-out at Hermosa ...


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Old 05-30-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the tips, all those look pretty good. Are there any similar set ups in more remote locations? Like Carlsbad or smaller/less crowded beaches out of LA/SD?
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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Laguna Beach if you like a little touristy feel. Crystal cove / Corona del Mar if you like something more remote. You might need a little coverup on the bottom if you are a woman and want to go to lunch anywhere. For guys it's not so much an issue.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Thanks for the tips, all those look pretty good. Are there any similar set ups in more remote locations? Like Carlsbad or smaller/less crowded beaches out of LA/SD?
I always liked Encinitas and Cardiff. This is North SD County. Oceanside is alright, but not as nice as these other two.

Hermosa Beach though in LA is South LA County (South Bay). It's definately more laid back than what you think of when you think of LA. South Redondo or the Avenues is even more off the beaten path and really nice.

Derek
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Thanks for the tips, all those look pretty good. Are there any similar set ups in more remote locations? Like Carlsbad or smaller/less crowded beaches out of LA/SD?
Carlsbad has several good spots. My favorite is Harbor Fish. It's right on PCH, on the south side of DT, where the city beach and state beach meet as you drive toward the power station. You walk right up from the sand to a little shack. Great fish and chips, fish tacos, chowder, and even grilled Baja-stlye lobster sometimes.

They only have outdoor seating, but it's partly covered. The patio area has a thatched roof. Great spot to kill a bucket of Coronitas and watch the sun set into the ocean...

Ah, summer!
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