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4 Spring Beach Escapes

March 10, 2020 by Lindy

Now that winter is on its way out, you might be thinking it’s time for a long warm weather getaway. These four spring beach escapes are the ideal locales to soak up the sun and usher in the warm new season.

You can unwind on the sand with a cold drink and a good book, hit the waves with your friends, or walk barefoot along the water. The options to relax and soak up the sun are endless. 

4 Beach Destinations with Luxury Vacation Home Rentals

Whether you are hoping to stay in the states or venture a bit further, Opulent Vacations has luxury vacation rental homes in several beach destinations. Choose the one that suits you best, and we’ll help you make all of your spring beach vacation desires come to life. 


1. San Diego

An early spring trip to San Diego offers the perfect blend of outdoor days spent at the beach and excursions in the nearby city. The beaches here are pristine, and drives through the area offer up incredible coastal views. You can also spend a day in Old Town San Diego, then head to one of the local art museums, and end the day enjoying a meal at one of the areas high end restaurants.

Where to Stay: Endless Ocean Vistas La Jolla

Endless Ocean Vistas exterior, La Jolla luxury home

Enjoy seamless ocean views from the private infinity pool at Endless Ocean Vistas. Take a short drive to the beach or head into the heart of La Jolla for world-class shopping and dining.

3 Things to do When Visiting San Diego

La Jolla Winter Beach Escapes

Between the beach and the city, there is plenty to keep you busy when you take a spring beach escape to San Diego. You can get more ideas for relaxation and adventure on the official San Diego tourism website. 

If you are feeling up for a beach day, head to La Jolla Shores. This is a beach destination that the whole family can enjoy.  Kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing are all popular here. There is also a playground, and miles of sandy beach to walk and explore.

Take a walk through charming Old Town San Diego, where the first California Spanish settlements were built in 1769. Many historic buildings have been preserved, which gives this area a distinct aesthetic. There are also boutique shops to explore, and a variety of restaurants serving up local fare to indulge in.

La Jolla Cove is another beach area to stop by while in San Diego. Here you can take in the local wildlife up close. The cove is a part of the 6,000-acre La Jolla Underwater Park, an ecological reserve, where you can see sea lions, snorkel, and swim.

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2. Malibu

Malibu offers guests the opportunity to experience one of the most impressive stretches of the California coast. This is the ultimate vacation when it comes to beach destinations. Relaxing near the ocean is a must, and there are plenty of nearby adventures to get out and experience as well, like wine tasting and hiking.

Where to Stay: Il Pelicano

View of Il Pelicano, beachfront home

This home offers 20-foot sliding glass doors that can open the home on all sides creating seamless indoor/outdoor living. We can think of no better way to usher in spring then to stroll your own private beach along the Malibu coast.

3 Things to do While Visiting Malibu

malibu winter beach escapes

You can whale watch, or just enjoy the soothing sound of the waves crashing at Point Dume State Beach. There are also trails through the sand dunes and high points overlooking the coastline if you feel like getting out to really explore.

Take in the local history and ecology at the Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum. Housed inside a gorgeous Spanish style mansion, this museum is located on the beach and surrounded by native gardens. The grounds are a National Historic Site and a California State Park.

This is a great area to sample local wines if you are vino lover. There are several wineries in the area, making it easy to make a day out of it. These include Malibu Solstice Vineyard and Malibu Wine Safaris.

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3. Maui

When looking for spring beach escapes, you can’t go wrong with Maui. This destination will have you quickly forgetting the cold days back home with an abundance of beaches to explore and an incredible culinary scene to enjoy. For some extra tips and ideas for exploring the island, check out the official Maui tourism website. 

Where to Stay: Elua Lani

Elua Lani living area, luxury home in Maui

With the ease of relaxing by the water or taking a stroll to nearby spa, resorts, restaurants, and shopping, this condo has everything you desire for your next spring beach escape. Explore all the best that Maui has to offer at Elua Lani 803.

3 Things to do When Visiting Maui

maui winter beach escapes

Kaanapali Beach is a popular destination for visitors in Maui, and for good reason. Offering 3 miles of coastline to walk and explore, this is a warm weather getaway beach that has a bit of everything. Whale watch, snorkel, or sunbathe, before heading to one of the nearby restaurants for a bite to eat. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy the natural beauty Maui is known for.

If you are looking for a family friendly beach, head to Napili Beach. Here, you can expect calmer, shallow waters, which are perfect for swimming and snorkeling for all ages. Paddleboarding is another popular pastime here, and lounging on the sand with a good book is always a great way to unwind.

The Old Lahaina Luau is a fun way to experience the local culture. This luau is particularly known for sticking to tradition, including fire and hula dancing, as well as a traditional dinner of mahi-mahi, roasted pork, and mashed taro plant.

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4. Placencia, Belize

When considering spring beach escapes outside of the U.S., Belize is an ideal option. Placencia specifically, as this is where you will find the longest stretch of beach in Belize.

Where to Stay: Villa Castello

View of Villa Castello, luxury property in Placencia

Villa Castello offers a gorgeous, private waterfront setting in the gated community of The Placencia Residences. Located north of the bustling beaches at the tip of the cape, this tranquil waterfront community provides both a more intimate experience and all the resort amenities your party could need.

3 Things to do When Visiting Placencia, Belize

placencia winter beach escapes

Placencia Peninsula offers visitors the longest stretch of beach in Belize. This stretch of beach goes through three villages, so you can enjoy the ocean or the local fare at your own pace.

Get up close with the local wildlife on a riverboat tour. The Monkey River Nature tour specifically will take you through the mangroves. Here, you will spot turtles, birds, iguanas and more. The boat also makes a stop so you can get out and explore a local trail to look for native howler monkeys.

If you are looking forward to just getting out on the water, there are several Catamaran and sailing tours for hire in Placencia. Belize is home to a sprawling barrier reef, so snorkeling is a must here as well. The ability to soak up the sunshine close to the water is the ultimate to do most of us are looking for when choosing the perfect spring beach escapes.

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No matter which of these spring beach escapes you choose, don’t forget that Opulent Vacations offers white-glove concierge services to all guests. Concierge Services can assist you in arranging the details of your vacation, so you can simply show up and have a great time. This includes making restaurant reservations, booking an in-home chef, or even getting tickets to a local show or event. Learn more about how to make the most of our concierge services, here.


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We look forward to hosting you for your perfect spring beach escape!


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