Angel Island Beaches in California Living ® TV Spotlight
Angel Island Beaches take center stage as a family friendly getaway in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
Living in California offers many perks. Mild year-round weather, wide open spaces and beautiful beaches are just a few of the benefits of living in California.
Yet, there are a few negatives as well. For one, the traffic. If you live in California you know, the traffic heading to the beach for a day-trip can be a drag. And California beaches can be crowded during peak season.
As a result, “finding parking” gets added to the list of things that can cramp your style when day-tripping to California beaches.
Because no one really needs to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy a beach day, California Living ® TV reveals the “secret” to escaping both: Plan a getaway to Angel Island’s Beaches. There you’ll discover a paradise island complete with secluded, white sandy beaches boasting million dollar views in the middle of San Francisco Bay.
Angel Island’s Beaches – ‘Getting there is half the fun’
The best way to visit Angel Island State Park is catching the 10-minute Angel Island Ferry out of Tiburon, California.
The Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Terminal is located just a short scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. And the best part is, the Angel Island Ferry ride to Angel Island really is a super fun experience!
Check out the Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Schedule here.
…Oh and those views! Angel Island beaches offer bay views like no other
There are two main Angel Island beaches in walking/hiking distance from Ayala Cove – where the ferry docks.
Looking for your own paradise island? One of a few Angel Island beaches in the spotlight is Quarry Beach.
Quarry Beach is located on the east side of Angel Island Start Park just a short walk down from Ft. McDowell, also known as East Garrison. Quarry Beach is a quiet Angel Island beach with incredible views.
Perles Beach: On a clear day at Perles Beach, you’ll be treated to views of the Bay Bridge, San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. The views are just amazing…at Perles Beach.
To get to Perles Beach, walk along the Perimeter Road for about a mile and a half. Keep your eye out – there will be an unmarked path just past Battery Ledyard.
Because Perles Beach is “off the beaten path” you may think to pass – yet the views and “secret” location of Perles Beach are worth the extra effort to get there.
Angel Island Beach fun for the whole family
For those with little ones to look after, Ayala Cove is the most accessible beach for children.
Because Ayala Cove Beach is located right near the public ferry entry dock – you’ll have more time for family fun. Ayala Cove typically offers a public picnic area with complimentary charcoal grills (Bring your own charcoal).
If an easygoing family friendly beach scene is what you’re looking for, Ayala Cove is the answer, because you can spend the whole day at the beach without the “schlepping” associated with typical trips to the beach.
For instance, Ayala Cove is also close to everything including the public rest rooms, a cafe, and the Visitors Center. And we all know having restrooms close by is a must for all those potty runs!
Discover why Tiburon, California, is the best location to launch your Angel Island Adventure. Hint: It’s all about LOCATION!
California Living ® TV’s Angel Island Travel Tips:
Stop by the Visitor’s Center located in Ayala Cove to pick up a map of Angel Island and handouts to make the most of your island adventure.
View a detailed, printable map of Angel Island State Park on AngelIsland.org.
Dress in layers as the weather can change from comfortably warm or cool – to very cold at any point during the day.
Bring extra water bottles, snacks, and some spending money for food and souvenirs.
Pack a healthy picnic – get some fresh ideas at PartyGirlDiet.com. You can also enjoy a meal, boxed lunches and gourmet salads at The Angel Island Cafe (Seasonal operations) located at Ayala Cove, where the ferry docks.
Cheers to discovering one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets: Angel Island’s beaches.
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