Oceana Santa Monica
Mixing contemporary beach chic with a vintage surf vibe, and combining fresh colours, wicker chairs and mouth-wateringly beautiful Pacific Ocean scenery, this is one of our favourite LA hangouts . Unlike the heaving beaches just to the south, up at Oceana Santa Monica you’ll be free to soak up the Southern Californian sun without having to fight for your stretch of sand first. The ideal active retreat for fitness fanatics, OBC offers private yoga classes and pilates on the beach, as well as a top-notch spa and heated outdoor pool. And when you’ve burned off a few of those extra pounds, you’ll have the perfect excuse to indulge in some of the finest seafood on the West Coast courtesy of chef Josiah Citrin’s mouth-watering menu.