We here at Temecula Hyundai love, love, love this area because we’re within an easy hour or so driving distance from some of California’s most beautiful beaches. One of our favorite cars to take on a beach-specific excursion is the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. With room for seven and heated front seats that include four-way power lumbar support, you’ll almost be sorry that it only takes an hour to get to the beach! And with Santa Fe’s 18 city and 25 highway MPG, you’ll save enough money on gas that you can pack an awesome lunch for everyone to enjoy when you get there! Seven airbags and lane change assist assure you’ll get there safely, too.
We’ve picked out five beaches that are within an about an hour of Temecula, so fill up your roomy new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe with towels, plenty of sunscreen and your favorite friends. When you hit the road, we think you’ll enjoy the trip as much as you’ll enjoy the views!
5 Best Beaches Near Temecula, California
Oceanside Harbor & Beaches
An easy 30.2 miles from Temecula, you’ll find yourself in downtown Oceanside in just 42 minutes. Known as the North Shore of San Diego, this classic California beach community features a harbor-side village, fantastic sunsets, and a historic pier to walk along. Luckily, the purr of the 24-valve V6 engine in your Hyundai Santa Fe will have relaxed you enough to truly take your time exploring this small town.
Carlsbad State Beach is a paradise to walk along with wide, flat sandy shores and an uninterrupted skyline that’s only 34 minutes from Temecula. It’s the perfect place for a date or just a relaxing day with friends. You can even park your 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe on the beach itself for a small fee.
San Onofre State Beach
Just 47 miles away from Temecula is San Onofre State Beach. This is where the adventurous side of the Hyundai Santa Fe really shines; San Onofre has rugged bluffs, a campground, and a surfing beach. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a standard trailer-prep package and 252 lb.-ft. of torque to pull whatever trailer you decide to bring along. So gather the kids, get the firewood and marshmallows for s’mores; this is an overnighter for sure!
Capistrano Beach Park
In nearby Orange County, Capistrano Beach Park boasts seven volleyball courts and fire rings to sit down and enjoy when your game is done. The reclining heated rear seats in the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe interior will make your passengers feel like they’re sitting in the lap of luxury during the short 55 mile trip home.
San Elijo State Park
One of our personal favorites is San Elijo State Park, a quick 42 mile drive in the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe from our home base in Temecula. This is a camping, picnicking, surfing and anything-else-you-want-it-to-be kind of park. The sunsets are amazing near San Diego, and you can often look down and see the jellyfish if you’re camping on the bluff! But try to book your site early; they usually get reserved up to six months ahead of time!
We here at Temecula Hyundai love the California coast, and we love exploring it in our 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe! We’re sure you will, too, and hope you try some of these exciting day trips in your Santa Fe!