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Romantic escapes: B&Bs along the Southern California coast

Christina Holt is a blogger and freelance writer who lives in Southern California with her husband and three boys. Christina uses her love of design, adventures in parenting and teaching background as inspiration for her writing on numer...

Romantic and intimate beach GETAWAYS

Couples flock to Southern California for the sun, sand, surf and seclusion. Even California residents seek out the local hot spots for a relaxing staycation.
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These coastal bed and breakfast locations are perfect for some time away or time to reconnect in Southern California.

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge

Number of rooms: 17
Price: $174 - $385 per night

This popular Southern California Coast bed and breakfast is known for its prime beach location, wedding accommodations and relaxing atmosphere. Located in the beautiful town of Cardiff by the Sea just south of Encinitas and just north of Solana Beach, this town location offers shopping, surfing, dining and camping all within walking distance.

Room and grounds features

  • Custom decor in each room
  • Continental breakfast
  • Wireless Internet
  • In-room fireplaces
  • Ocean views
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Stargazing
  • Open rooftop fire pit
  • Ideal visiting times: May and September

Channel Road Inn

Number of rooms: 15
Price: $235 - $395 per night

Santa Monica is known for its beachside setting, celebrity locals, healthy lifestyle and environmental sensitivity, and the Channel Road Inn simply complements all that Santa Monica stands for and has to offer. This beautiful Southern California bed and breakfast provides guests with an intimate, home-like feel perfect for couples seeking a vacation in a small, private setting.

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Room and grounds features

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Afternoon wine, tea and hors d'oeuvres
  • Wireless Internet
  • Luxury beds and linens
  • Glass fireplaces
  • Private patio
  • Private bathrooms with jetted spa tub
  • Spa quality towels and robes
  • Daily full-service housekeeping

Blue Lantern Inn

Number of rooms: 29
Price: $175 - $600 per night

The Blue Lantern Inn offers guests fabulous ocean views from almost every window on the property. This beautiful and spacious bed and breakfast is located on the bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor and is voted Best Bed and Breakfast in Orange County year after year. Experience all Southern California has to offer in one spot!

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Room and grounds features

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Afternoon wine, tea and hors d'oeuvres
  • Onsite spa treatments
  • Fitness center
  • Two meeting rooms
  • Bicycle usage for exploring the coastline
  • Private patios
  • In-room coffee
  • Oversized jetted spa tubs

The Retreat in Laguna

Number of rooms: 8 private villas
Price: Call for pricing and current deals

The Retreat in Laguna allows guests to create their own personalized vacation experience within the eight private villas. Like a home-away-from-home resort, this bed and breakfast retreat offers every amenity you could want or need while on vacation -- and more! This bed and breakfast retreat is perfect for private parties, events and weddings, as the entire grounds can be reserved for special occasions.

Room and grounds features

  • Walking distance to beach and restaurants
  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchens
  • High-speed wireless Internet
  • Ocean-view decks
  • Outdoor barbecue grills
  • Complimentary onsite laundry facilities
  • Exclusive access to Laguna Health Club

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