Hi. I will be visiting the area in March with my 2 kids. Is it warm enough to be out on the water?
We were there in the beginning of June and the water was cold. We had wet suits to kayak and swim. Hiking was fine and it was warm.
It should let be fine if you are prepared with layers of clothing. You don't have to get wet kayaking! Wear tennis shoes and shorts or cut-off's-----sometimes feet get wet. I would not wear Levi's. It will not be cold, but could be cool.
I think if you are not IN the water, if you layer up, you will be fine. For instance, if you are going to be on a boat, just know that its going to feel windy and chilly (chilly by California standards). Bring a wind-break layer, a warmth layer, and a headband, and mid-weight gloves. You won't see people hanging out on the beach much. Lifeguards aren't out until late May. Lots of people surf at that time of year, but they have pretty heavy wet-suits. Its great hiking, biking, horseback riding weather, especially inland. Great time for the Theme Parks, if that is your thing. Temps are noticeably cooler on the coast.
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