California Coast Cities and Towns
Eureka and Humboldt County
California's northernmost coastal towns are in Humboldt County, including Victorian-styled Eureka and Ferndale.
This charming north coast community looks more like New England than California.
Everyone's favorite city - Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and all the rest.
Oceanside boardwalk, surfers.
Monterey and Carmel
Monterey Bay, the Aquarium, the 17-Mile Drive, Carmel shopping.
At the edge of the continent, mountains plunge into the sea with little regard for the tiny ribbon of highway that clings tenuously to the slopes or the thousands of tourists clustered at every turn, taking photographs and chattering about the views.
William Randolph Hearst's "little something" on the coast.
A longtime favorite of Californians visiting Hearst Castle and the coast south of it, Cambria is a cute little place, filled with nice shops and restaurants, its streets lined with pretty gardens.
The oceanfront location is scenic, you'll find some nice beaches and fun water activities. And it's one of California's most affordable coastal destinations.
It's one of California's cutest, most traditional little beach towns. You'll find some great sand dunes nearby, too.
Mediterranean-style town with a palm-lined waterfront.
It has a great beach, a pier and it's less hoity-toity than nearby Santa Barbara.
They're tantalizingly close to the mainland, but so diverse in their plants and animals that you could call them California's Galapagos.
Beaches, Hollywood, museums, Queen Mary and much more.
Just 26 miles from Los Angeles, but a world away. An enchanted place where fish fly.
South of Los Angeles, home to beach and Disneyland.
The seaside community of La Jolla is picturesque, cute and it has some great beaches and tidepools to explore.
California's southernmost coastal city's coastal attractions include Sea World, Balboa Island, Mission Bay and Seaport Village.