Calm and clear waters are found at this most northern beach on the island, just below the California Lighthouse. This used to be a rocky beach but nature and man have turned it into a sandy paradise.
With water no more than five feet deep, man-made rock breakwaters have created a giant wading pool. This is the perfect beach for little tykes, thanks to powdery sand that’s easy on their tender feet.
Nestled between a cluster of rocks, this turquoise beach shows off the rugged north coast at its best. Bring a picnic and a blanket so you can sit and enjoy the romance of the crashing waves and solitude.
Both tourists and local families love hanging out in this small, secluded bay. Boca Catalina is popular for its clear, calm, and shallow waters, as well as its nearby reef, teeming with tropical fish.
It will be exquisite torture when you gaze at the inviting sapphire waters, knowing you can’t swim here. But you can enjoy the drama of the pounding surf and the limestone bluffs rising behind the vanilla sand dunes.