THE CENTRAL COAST is an area of coastal California spanning from northwest of Los Angeles County up to Monterey Bay. The six counties making up the Central Coast are: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz. Geographically, the actual midpoint of the California coast lies north of Santa Cruz, near Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo County. The Central Coast is also the location of the Central Coast American Viticultural Area.
Dana Point, California
DANA POINT HEADLANDS and city located in southern California are named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast. Although Dana described the anchorage as poor then, today it is a fully developed harbor and contained a replica of Dana’s ship, the Pilgrim until it sank in 2020. This area is…
Eastern Sierra, California
THE EASTERN SIERRA is a region in California comprising the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains including both Mono and Inyo Counties. The main thoroughfare is U.S. Route 395, which passes through Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, Lone Pine and Olancha. While the Eastern Sierra region is sparsely populated, it is well…
Newport Beach, California
A COASTAL CITY in Orange County, California, United States, Newport Beach is known for swimming pools and sandy beaches. Newport Harbor once supported maritime industries, but today, it is used mostly for recreation. Balboa Island draws visitors with a waterfront path and easy access from the ferry to the shops and restaurants.