- Humboldt/Del Norte Counties
- Marin County Beaches
- Mendocino County Beaches (2)
- Monterey County Beaches
- San Luis Obispo County
- San Mateo County Beaches (8)
- Santa Barbara Beaches
- Ventura and Oxnard Beaches
Best California Beaches
Use this guide to the best California beaches to find the right beach for you - a place to take the kids, go surfing, go for a walk, play volleyball, watch birds or amuse yourself
California Beach Pictures
Photos of beaches from Mendocino to San Diego. You'll find bowling-ball-sized boulders, beaches made of glass, purple sand and even a guitarfish.
6 Most Unusual California Beaches
There's a lot more to California beaches than the ubiquitous volleyball games, beach bonfires and surfers. This bunch of beaches all offer something unusual for you to see.
California's Best Beach Towns
Find out what people think is California's best beach town - or vote for your favorite
California Beach Getaways
If you want to get away for a few days and the beach is calling, these are some of the best places to go.
Top Places for California Beach Vacations
California has so many miles of shoreline you'd think Californians would be dizzy trying to figure out where to go, but in fact, much of the coast is rocky, lined with precipitous cliffs or in the middle of a city. These places are the best spots in the state for an oceanside vacation.
California Beach Hotels
When we say beach hotels, we don't mean you can see a little sand if you stick your head out the window. These places are all right. on. the. beach.
California Ocean View Restaurants
Great California places to pine, With an honest-to-goodness ocean view, not just a glimpse of it from the corner table.
California Beaches: Nudist Guide
California nude beaches directory. Organized by county, with information about individual beaches, including visitor reviews and detailed directions to get there.
California Beach Camping
Places where you can pitch your tent on the sand. Or set up the RV right next to it. Not on a cliff above the beach, not across the road.
Los Angeles Beaches
Los Angeles' best beaches for surfing, people-watching, bonfires, kids, beach volleyball and more. Includes Los Angeles beach hotels.
Santa Cruz Beaches
A guide to the best beaches in Santa Cruz County.
Sonoma County Beaches
Over half of Sonoma County's 53 miles of coastline is given over to public use, but it's often more scenic than recreational.
Visit with care. Sleeper waves can appear unexpectedly and turbulent, cold water make even such simple activities as surf play or climbing the rock outcroppings dangerous.