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Andrew Molera State Park, California
Andrew Molera State Park, California
A wild, windswept beach in the heart of fabulously scenic Big Sur country. It's quite a hike from the parking lot to the beach, and be prepared to wade knee deep across the Big Sur river. The combination of pebbly river bed, soft city...
Carpinteria Beach, California
Carpinteria Beach, California
Carpinteria Beach is just 12 miles east of Santa Barbara. The area is named after a native Indian tribe who used to build sea-going canoes in a 'carpentry shop'.The mile wide stretch of sand is well known as a very safe beach...
Torrey Pines State Beach, California
Torrey Pines State Beach, California
Torrey Pines Beach forms part of the Torrey Pines State reserve which is located between La Jolla and Del Mar. The midlle section of the beach (around Flat Rock) is the most scenic, inaccessible and undeveloped beach in all Southern...
Abalone Cove, California
Abalone Cove, California
A short access road off Palos Verdes Drive South - just west of the junction with Narcissa Dr - leads down to the beachside parking lot. By the lot are the useful basic facilities of restrooms and showers. But donít bring your barbecue...
El Matador, California
El Matador, California
From the small parking lot at the clifftop, a rough track takes you to several steep flights of steps, which lead to the sand. These stairs help to keep the beach from becoming too busy - but on summer weekends, there's still quite a...
Corona Del Mar Beach, California
Corona Del Mar Beach, California
Corona Del Mar State Beach lies just to the south of the better known Newport and Balboa beaches, but has its own distinct character, thanks to the rocky cliffs behind the south side of the beach.There's everything you'd want to...
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur
About a mile south of the entrance to Pfeiffer Big Sur State park you'll find Sycamore Canyon Road, a narrow single track road which leads down to the beach. The magnificent view hits you as soon as you walk out onto the...
Goat Rock Beach, California
Goat Rock Beach, California
Don't be too worried about stories of the car park being swept by rogue waves - that didn't happen here, but at the nearby Duncan's Landing. Though there's an enormous column of signs warning of dangers - Never turn your back on the...
China Beach, San Francisco
China Beach, San Francisco
A super little beach hidden under the cliffs of the Seacliff area of San Francisco. The beach's name goes back to the gold rush years when the beach was used as a...
Laguna Main Beach
Laguna Main Beach
The city of Laguna Beach boasts of over seven miles of wonderfully scenic coastline. Expensive real estate may line the cliff tops, but the best places, the beautiful beaches and coves, are totally free. At just over a mile...
Point Dume Beach CA
Point Dume Beach CA
For the most part Point Dume State Beach consists of wide and flat expanses of beach, overlooked by expensive properties. Luckily, for the most part, these real-estate eyesores are not visible from the sands. The northern end of the...
Refugio Beach, California
Refugio Beach, California
To reach Refugio State Beach, drive about 20 miles west of Santa Barbara on Hwy 101, then make the turn left at Refugio Road (the beach is clearly signed). The beach is a magnificent stretch of fine white sand, that shelves gently into...
Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach, California
Venice beach is a 3 mile stretch of beach just outside LA. But many just go to the boardwalk to people-watch, and, oh-boy, they're not disappointed. Take your pick from outrageous hairdos, head-to-foot tattoos, scary-looking body...
La Jolla Cove - CA beach
La Jolla Cove - CA beach
Pronounced with a Spanish tongue 'la-hoy-a', La Jolla is just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It's a small beach in an densely housed area, so gets very...
Coronado Beach, California
Coronado Beach, California
Coronado Beach is a glorious stretch of sand on the Pacific coastline of the barrier island centered in San Diego bay. To reach Coronado Beach take Interstate 5 to travel through the city. Hang a right onto the San Diego-Coronado Bay...
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