9 Beautiful & Unique Islands in the Golden State

Channel Islands National Park

The California Channel Islands are a series of five islands off the coast of California, near Los Angeles.

Santa Catalina Island

Santa Catalina Island is another island near Los Angeles and is the sixth island in the chain of California’s Channel Islands.

Angel Island

Angel Island is the biggest island in San Francisco and is a popular camping destination for locals.

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is another island located in the San Francisco area and is one of the best islands to visit in California if you love dark history.

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is located in the San Francisco Bay and is an easy exit off the Bay Bridge.

Farallon Islands

The islands are strictly protected by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and only whale watching is allowed near the islands.

Woodley Island

Woodley Island is a great choice for a California island vacation among the redwoods, as it’s located right off the coast from Eureka, CA in the Eureka Bay.

Naples Island

Naples Island is located right off Long Beach, CA, and was developed to resemble an Italian village.

Balboa Island

Located in Newport Beach, Balboa Island is one of the few man-made islands in California to visit on your beach vacation.

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