There's something magical about enjoying a fantastic meal with a stellar view, especially of the ocean. This map will take you to the best beachfront restaurants in California for the perfect foodie road trip. You and your besties can pack up the car and hit the road in search of the best beachside burrito.

This road map starts in Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco. From there, you travel to San Francisco, on to Big Sur, through Malibu, into Laguna Beach, and finally, end in sunny San Diego

Along the way, you'll drive along 600 miles of stunning coastline, with a route along the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1).

You'll see jaw-dropping cliffs, gorgeous ocean views, and of course, some of the best restaurants along the way. 

The trip is about 11.5 hours long, so you could take a few days to meander the coast and discover all these beachy stops slowly.

This would be perfect for a week-long excursion, or even a long weekend. 

Spud Point Crab Company

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1910 Westshore Rd., Bodega Bay, CA

Why You Need To Go: This crab shack is famous for its chowder.

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Miramar Beach Side Restaurant

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 131 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA

Why You Need To Go: Try some amazingly fresh seafood at this spot overlooking the ocean.

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Nepenthe

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ - ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 48510 CA-1, Big Sur, CA

Why You Need To Go: Breathtaking views all from a cliffside outdoor terrace.

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Back On The Beach Cafe

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ-๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 445 CA-1, Santa Monica, CA

Why You Need To Go: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sand between your toes, all while stuffing your face.

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The Deck

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 627 Sleepy Hollow Ln., Laguna Beach, CA

Why You Need To Go:  You'll be right on top of the beach with stunning sights, sunshine, and great food. 

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Jake's Del Mar

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ - ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 

Why You Need To Go: This seaside eatery has floor-to-ceiling windows and, of course, the ocean to gaze at.

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Pack your bags and your appetite; this road trip is sure to fulfill all your beachy foodie dreams. 


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and, most of all, be respectful on your trip.


 

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