Two of our favorite things in Southern California are the amazing restaurants we have and the magnificent beaches that surround us in every direction. Add those two things together and what do you get? Beachfront restaurants! If you want to eat, drink and be merry near the sand, here are seven beachfront restaurants in Southern California with stunning views and mouthwatering meals that will wake up your senses. Which one of these restaurants by the beach will you head to first?

These beachfront restaurants in Southern California look absolutely dreamy! We know there are a ton more to choose from here, but for now, these seven gems are a great place to get started. Where are your favorite beach restaurants in SoCal to dine with your toes in the sand?


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Beachfront Restaurants in Southern California

Where can I dine with a view in Southern California?

Southern California is a region where good views aren’t hard to come by with all the gorgeous scenery just about everywhere you go. And there are numerous restaurants that have enchanting views:

  • Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica not only has an incredible menu and ambiance but some of the best sunsets in SoCal.
  • If you want water views, head to The Pines Lakefront in Big Bear where you will have an unobstructed glimpse of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains. 

What are some of the best restaurants in Southern California?

Some of the best restaurants can be found in the smallest of towns in just about any state. In our post 'These 8 Small-Town Southern California Restaurants Will Serve You The Best Meal Of Your Life', you can read about Nano Cafe in Sierra Madre that serves up creative pasta dishes and fresh seafood. And if you're in Forest Falls to view Big Falls waterfall, you must stop at El Mexicano for some traditional mouthwatering Mexican food. 

What food trails can I follow in Southern California?

Sometimes the best food trails are also the sweetest. You can follow along on our:


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