Now that the weather is warming up these beaches are perfect for weekend trips. Here are my top three Bay Area beaches.
Capitola is one of my favorite weekend trips. The beach here is typically less busy than Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk area and has that authentic beach town feel. My favorite part of this beach is its eclectic beachside houses. These colorful rentals are one of the most recognizable places in Capitola and make amazing photo backdrops.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is perfect for a long weekend. You can drive down the coast for several hours and take in the gorgeous views. Some areas that you can pull your car over to include its iconic beached ship, succulent fields on the beachside hill, and its classic lighthouse. Be sure to check the hours of operation before visiting the lighthouse.
Next time you are heading into San Francisco be sure to exit right before the Golden Gate Bridge and check out Kirby Cove. One can capture great views of the bridge before hiking down to see the beach.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
This beach features some of the best tide pools in the bay area, as well as scenic hiking. Additionally you might get lucky and catch a look at the nearby seals colony. If you are interested in the tide pools, be sure to google the tide before making the trip