Biking through Coastal San Diego

San Diego Coastal Bike Ride - Bird RockThroughout the years, we explored many of San Diego's beaches by car. This time we decided to go on a 4-hour bike ride along this beautiful coastline.

My wife and I were very ambitious! We wanted to start from the city of San Diego and pedal all the way to Carlsbad. It was a great plan, but it hit the rocky road real quick.

We started our trek from the Point Loma Heights neighborhood, where we rented our electric bikes from Top Jolt Bicycle shop.

Seal Beach

Seal Beach - PierSeal Beach is the last coastal town you will encounter in Orange County before crossing into Los Angles County and the city of Long Beach.

This little beach town has its own unique charm – with tall palm trees lining the beach, immaculate homes, and one of California's longest piers.

Crystal Cove Beaches

nullCrystal Cove state park is both a beach and a wilderness area with many hiking trails, beaches, and historic beach cottages.

This 3-mile stretch of beach along the Pacific Coast Highway is one of the state park system's newest additions.

Crystal Cove State Park

nullOne of the newest additions to the State Parks system, Crystal cove, spans 3900 acres of hills, canyons, trails, and beaches.

The park is a haven for people wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of civilization in Orange County, California.

Visitors can spend a day at the beach, go for day hikes, ride their mountain bikes, enjoy backpacking, primitive wilderness camping, and Tent and RV camping.

Newport Beach

Newport Pier at SunsetNewport Beach is a bustling coastal town in Orange County, California – full of sandy beaches, piers, bike paths, malls, and restaurants.

The beaches in Newport are known for surfing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, swimming, and fishing.

You can go walking on the beach, bike riding, visiting the shops and restaurants at the pier, spend time with the kids at the fun zone, or go on a Dolphin and Whale watching tour.

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a coastal town sandwiched between the steep hills of Santa Ynez mountains and the pacific ocean.

The Spanish Colonial architecture, white buildings with courtyards, homes terraced on the hills overlooking the ocean, and the inviting sandy beaches – all gave Santa Barbara its nickname "The American Riviera".

Santa Barabra has a long shoreline with many beaches, a harbor and a Wharf. You can walk through most of it with an easy walk starting from Shoreline Park on the West end, through SB Harbor, passing through East Beach and ending at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge.

Orange County Dining

OOrange County - Huntington Beachrange County is a sprawling metropolitan area and part of the much larger Southen California urban jungle.

This expanse of 50 cities and unincorporated communities is full of Attractions, Theme Parks, restaurants, and unique dining experiences. This article explores the unique dining experiences and exceptional finds in the OC.