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Part of the fun of a California beach vacation is definitely the relaxation. But even though the oceanside location is ideal for some sweet serenity, some of the larger hotels and resorts that sit right on the beach can be anything but quiet.

If you’re looking for a truly relaxing getaway, check out these secluded resorts and hotels that cater to a quieter crowd.

Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is a delightfully laid back place, and the Surf & Sand Resort is dedicated to delivering a peaceful experience. From the quiet oceanfront pools to the unbeatable views to the amenities like yoga classes on the beach, this resort is designed to help you unwind.

Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

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This spectacular mountaintop retreat in Santa Cruz is just a five minute drive from the beach and the downtown area, but you’d never know it. Enjoy breathtaking views, a full-service spa (the only one in town), delicious restaurants and an outdoor heated pool and hot tub before retreating to your luxurious suite.

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, Santa Barbara

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Sometimes you just need a little unparalleled luxury to go with your peace and quiet. And that’s when the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara will be waiting for you. This is definitely not a budget-friendly resort (neither Santa Barbara or the Four Seasons chain are known for that), but this little piece of paradise is worth the splurge. A modern fitness center, a spa, and majestic suites with private patios or plunge pools are just a few of the amenities you’ll find here.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula

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According to popular opinion, there aren’t many things more relaxing than wine. Located just 30 miles from the shores of Carlsbad, the South Coast Winery Resort & Spa offers a scenic getaway from everyday life. You can schedule a hot air balloon ride or a spa day, or just relax in your peaceful villa with a glass of wine. If you’re staying by the beach, book an overnight getaway here for the best possible change of scenery.

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

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The Post Ranch Inn is one of the most beautiful hotels on Earth, and it happens to be located in the picturesque cliffs of Big Sur. During your stay, you can book a soothing spa treatment, indulge in gourmet meals, and enjoy complimentary amenities like morning yoga on weekends, guided nature walks and stargazing. There are no TVs or alarm clocks here since the idea is to promote a peaceful environment. (related: Unique Places to Stay in Big Sur).

The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines overlooks the stunning Torrey Pines Golf Course with distant views of the Pacific Ocean. Nature lovers and golf enthusiasts looking for a peaceful escape love it here, especially the unique rustic vibe that’s tough to come by on the coast. Even if you’re not a golfer, the four dining options, beautiful spa and heated outdoor pool will keep you occupied.

Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur

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A stay at the Ventana Inn is a one-of-a-kind experience. Where else can you rock on a rocking chair in the woods, take a daily hour-long nature walk, and enjoy Japanese hot baths? Throw in the daily wine and cheese hour and the cozy guest rooms, villas and glamping tents, and you’re sure to have a relaxing vacation. Another notable suggestion in the area is the Treebones Resort.