Moon Coastal California (Paperback)
Moon Travel, 9781631213250, 656pp.
Publication Date: July 19, 2016
From jagged cliffs and towering redwoods, to mysterious sea caves and legendary surf breaks, explore the best of California's golden coast with Moon Coastal California. Travel writer and longtime California resident Stuart Thornton covers the best of coastal California, from hiking through redwoods in Big Sur to surfing the waves at Black's Beach in San Diego. Moon Coastal California is the perfect tour guide, offering unique trip ideas for a wide variety of travelers, whether you're craving a romantic getaway or embarking on a Pacific Coast Road Trip. Packed with expert advice on everything from choosing the best beaches, to whale-watching, to planning a fun side trip to Disneyland, Moon Coastal California gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
- San Francisco and the Bay Area
- Wine Country
- North Coast
- Monterey Bay
- Big Sur and the Central Coast
- Santa Barbara and Ventura
- Los Angeles and Orange County
- San Diego
About the Author
Stuart Thornton fell in love with California while working the Big Sur Ranger Station after college. At work, he provided visitors with all sorts of information about the region, from the best places to camp to the best meal in the area. On his days off, he took his own advice and regularly sought out the top spots for hiking, backpacking, surfing, and snorkeling along that striking coastal region. Stuart later moved to nearby Monterey to become a staff writer for the Monterey County Weekly, where he is still a contributor. He is the proud author of Moon Coastal California, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast, Moon Spotlight Cambria & San Simeon, and Moon California Road Trip. In addition, Stuart has contributed to National Geographic Education, and Relix Magazine. Stuart spends his time off searching for the next secluded beach, uncrowded wave, or mountaintop vista. Learn more about his adventures and projects by visiting stuartthornton.com.