The Bay Area has no shortage of beaches, and each one has its own uniqueness. If it is possible go and check out every beach on its northern coast. Yeah, it’s true that the water here is cooler than the beaches in SoCal, however, the coastline, hikes, terrain, and views are absolutely breath taking.
Don’t forget the sunblock! It might get chilly but when the sun is out and the fog dissipates you’ll want your skin to stay healthy, while chasing waves up and down the the NorCal coast.