Trips that Go Beyond the Beach

Find trip ideas that let you explore the coast in a whole new way, from the best beach biking and flightseeing to amazing snorkeling and road trips.

5 Stunning Coastal Road Trips

Open the sunroof, crank up the tunes, and hit the road with our top five scenic water-view drives.

California's Highway 1
Photographer: Michael Hanson, Writer: Sarah Latta

California's Highway 1

Highway 1 from Jenner to Fort Bragg spans 96 miles and boasts pastoral coasts and humble towns that are fun to stop in for photos and a bite to eat. Pull over for the Point Arena Lighthouse, which gives you some of the best ocean views in the state.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.