West coast Beaches

10 Beautiful Beaches Near U.S. West Coast Airports You Can Easily Visit

Kerwin McKenzieAirport Information, Travel Information

10 Beaches Near U.S. West Coast Airports

On an aviation social media forum, someone asked:

“Easily accessible from airport (US) west coast beach??? Only have 24 hours and a budget”

And here are ten easily accessible beach destinations from major U.S West Coast airports, complete with Google Maps links and public transportation options where available:

Beaches Near John Wayne Airport (SNA)

1. Huntington Beach, California

Airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Distance: About 12 miles from SNA
Highlights:
– Surf City USA with a lively boardwalk
– Affordable beachfront hotels
– Vibrant local dining scene
– Public transportation: OCTA Bus Route 76 from SNA

Additional Information: Huntington Beach Tourism Board

Directions: Google Maps

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2. Laguna Beach, California

Airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Distance: About 16 miles from SNA
Highlights:
– Beautiful coves and tide pools
– Art galleries and festivals
– Plenty of budget dining options
– Public transportation: OCTA Buses from SNA

Additional Information: Visit Laguna Beach

Directions: Google Maps

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

3. Seal Beach, California

Airport: Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Distance: Approximately 8 miles from LGB
Highlights:
– Quaint, small-town atmosphere
– Seal Beach Pier
– Local shops and affordable dining options
– Public transportation: Long Beach Transit Bus from LGB

Additional Information: City of Seal Beach

Directions: Google Maps

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Los Angeles International (LAX)

4. Santa Monica, California

Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance: Approximately 10 miles from LAX
Highlights:
– Iconic Santa Monica Pier
– Beautiful sandy beaches
– Plenty of budget-friendly dining options
– Public transportation: Metro Bus Line 3 or Rapid 3 from LAX

Additional Information: Santa Monica Beach

Directions: Google Maps

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5. Venice Beach, California

Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance: Approximately 8 miles from LAX
Highlights:
– Famous boardwalk with street performers
– Muscle Beach
– Eclectic shops and affordable dining
– Public transportation: Metro Bus Line 3 and Rapid 3 from LAX

Additional Information: Venice Beach

Directions: Google Maps

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

6. Coronado Beach, California

Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance: Approximately 9 miles from SAN
Highlights:
– Beautiful wide beach with stunning views
– Historic Hotel del Coronado
– Numerous casual dining spots and cafes
– Public transportation: MTS Bus Route 992/901 from SAN to Coronado

Additional Information: Coronado Beach

Directions: Google Maps

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7. Mission Beach, California

Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance: Approximately 7 miles from SAN
Highlights:
– Belmont Park amusement park
– Long boardwalk for biking and skating
– Variety of budget-friendly eateries
– Public transportation: MTS Bus Route 923 from SAN to Mission Beach

Additional Information: San Diego Tourism

Directions: Google Maps

8. Ocean Beach, California

Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance: Approximately 5 miles from SAN
Highlights:
– Laid-back, bohemian vibe
– OB Pier and tide pools
– Variety of budget-friendly dining options
– Public transportation: MTS Bus Route 992 to the Blue Line to the 35 from SAN to Ocean Beach

Additional Information: Ocean Beach

Directions: Google Maps

9. Pacific Beach, California

Airport: San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Distance: Approximately 8 miles from SAN
Highlights:
– Vibrant nightlife and casual eateries
– Long boardwalk for biking and walking
– Surf-friendly beaches
– Public transportation: MTS Bus/Tram from SAN to Pacific Beach

Additional Information: Pacific Beach

Directions: Google Maps

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

10. Alki Beach, Seattle, Washington

Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Distance: About 14 miles from SEA
Highlights:
– Scenic views of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline
– Quaint beach town atmosphere
– Affordable eateries and coffee shops
– Public transportation: Link Light Rail to Downtown, then Water Taxi to Alki Beach

Additional Information: Alki Beach Park

Directions: Google Maps

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These destinations are not only accessible from major airports but also offer a range of budget-friendly options to make the most of your 24-hour beach getaway.