This beach is definitely more quiet and residential than others that we've talked about. With the Playa Del Rey neighborhood on one side and the beautiful ocean on the other, you can walk down the sand with two different views to enjoy.
This beach has a lot of lifeguards, which is great if you are planning on taking a dip in the ocean. You have a wonderful view of the mountains on this beach, though the Santa Monica pier isn't too far and you can see it from the beach.
You may or may not be surprised to know that Paradise Cove Beach has been featured in several different movies over time. Its picturesque views of the ocean and sandstone cliffs make it a great destination for sightseeing while still having plenty of activities to keep you busy.