Find Beaches in California

There are around 100 beaches in California. This is 2% of all the tourist places listed in this state. Top cities in California with popular beaches are Coronado, Laguna Beach, Venice, San Diego and Newport Beach. You may find a list of all categories of California attractions on this page to choose from.

Because of its strategic location in the western part of the United States, California boasts of a long coastline that attracts millions of visitors each year. In fact, the state has long been promoted as the most ideal vacation destination due to its sunny and dry climate all year round. The Beach Boys promoted the image of Californian residents as laid back and tanned people who love hanging out in the beach.

There is never a shortage of beach to hang around in California, with 17 of its counties featuring beaches that are usually part of a state park. Among the most recommended destinations in the area include Coronado Beach, La Jolla, Sonoma Coast, Pismo Beach, Main Beach in Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach Pier, Venice Beach, Baker Beach, Malibu Surfrider Beach and the Dockweiler State Beach. Laguna Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach, Crystal Cove State Park and Catalina Island are also well worth visiting.

Top 10 Beaches in California

Visit the top beaches in California. Click on a beach bellow to find the detailed information.

Other Beaches in California

The following beaches in California are outside any city boundaries. Please use the city list from above section to find beaches in a specific city of California.

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