Whether you want to sit back and soak up some rays, read a book on the oceanfront, or find the best waves for surfing, all your summer fun is within easy reach of Elan Hotel. Book your stay to plan an ideal beach getaway at some of the top beaches in Los Angeles. Santa Monica State Beach, Venice Beach, and Dockweiler State Beach are three excellent options nearby:
Santa Monica State Beach - Situated along Santa Monica, you can stroll along the Pier for a family-friendly, festival-like experience. While you're on the boardwalk, savor concessions like funnel cake, play arcade games, see concerts, and choose from a wide range of exciting rides. This summer hotspot has something for everyone, with fairground games, fortunetellers, and a Ferris wheel that offers breathtaking beach views. This SoCal beach is the perfect place to take your little ones for some fun in the surf and sand, followed by thrilling all-age entertainment.
Venice Beach - Find this gem on the southern end of Santa Monica Beach, which also features a festive boardwalk. Surrounding the beach, you'll stumble upon happening bars and restaurants and a skate park. If you're feeling athletically inclined, wear your fitness gear to utilize workout equipment and basketball and tennis courts. Cycling enthusiasts can take advantage of the winding bike paths to get a great ride by the oceanfront. Swim, sunbathe, walk around the shops, and be sure to catch a breathtaking sunset over the water.
Dockweiler State Beach - Head here for a quiet family retreat. Located in the South Bay, this beach offers the fun amenity of fire pits so you can have a bonfire by the shore. You may hear the occasional plane flying out of LAX, but overall it's a serene spot to enjoy the ebb and flow of the tide.