California Aerial Photos - California Beach Photos

California Aerial Photos provide views of favorite California beach destinations, cities and even airport air fields and runways. If you like to travel by air, you often can see some spectacular sights from sky. Featured below are some photographs we've taken and enjoyed, including Oxnard beaches, Ventura Harbor and boats, Morro Bay and the Rock, winding 17-Mile Drive shoreline of Pebble Beach, Hermosa Beach and Hermosa Pier, Aptos Cement Ship, Point Lobos in Monterey County, Marina del Rey and channel, Sacramento with views of the Capitol and bridge, Big Bear Lake, San Diego city, harbor and downtown buildings, Newport Beach islands and marinas and many more.

California Aerial Photos include California photographic views of beaches, airports, mountains, golf courses and the sites of California seen from the air. Images include the length of California from Eureka to San Diego and all points in between such as Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, 17-Mile Drive, Sacramento, Aptos, Oxnard, Ventura, Morro Rock, Point Lobos and Hermosa Beach. Click on the word links or photos above to view pages and information about these fantastic California destinations we love.

While most images have been taken from commercial aircraft, we've had the pleasure of joining up with some nice pilots at local airports who have been available to provide tours. In Big Bear Lake, the City Administrator for the City of Big Bear generously gave our journalists a tour of the region by air. The Big Bear Dam looked surprisingly different and the tall pine trees blocked views of many hotel properties we hoped to view.

Flying over Sacramento via Horizon Air from Redding to LAX was a special treat. It looked quite tiny below and made one of our friends working in a building in downtown Sacramento, Barbara Steinberg, claim that the view made her dizzy.

Time and again as the commercial flights travel along the coast from San Francisco, Oakland, Monterey or San Jose to LAX, Orange County or San Diego, the scene will contain much fog but for some reason, the fog generally clears around Morro Bay where you get a very cool view of "The Rock". Created by geologic action of volcanoes hundreds of thousands of years ago, it is one of a chain of such formations they call the sisters. This chain stretches from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay and into the Pacific Ocean.

Having flown out of Monterey Airport a few times, the routine usually goes like this: You loop north toward Santa Cruz. If you are lucky, awesome views as you head south along the slough near Moss Landing offers views of the power plant smokestacks. You keep your fingers crossed for views of Pebble Beach, 17 Mile Drive and even Point Lobos near Big Sur. The pilots usually veer inland and fly along the Salinas / Central Valley area above Highway 101 or even Interstate 5 Highway which is a less scenic route. As you approach Los Angeles, you hope for clear skies to see the downtown skyline, ocean and beaches. Flying is a luck of the draw as far as the clarity of views is concerned. Sometimes you see beautiful scenery but usually its a mix of clouds and a few landmarks breaking through. It just depends on the weather and your point of view.

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