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20 Best Beaches in California to Add to Your Bucket List

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20 Best Beaches in California to Add to Your Bucket List

Introduction - From Fort Bragg's Glass Beach to Laguna Beach's Thousand Steps Beach, this list has all the beaches in California to...

 
 
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Encinitas

Beach 1 - Encinitas is one of the original surf towns in California and has attracted beach bums and misfits alike for nearly...

 
 

Half Moon Bay

Beach 2 - Half Moon Bay is further up the Pacific Coast Highway and into San Mateo County. Its proximity to San Francisco...

 
 

Malibu

Beach 3 - Nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, you'll find the picturesque town of Malibu. Its status as...

 
 

La Jolla

Beach 4 - About fifteen minutes from Downtown San Diego, the upscale beach town of La Jolla inhabits a craggy coastline with no...

 
 

Fort Bragg

Beach 5 - The moody coast of Fort Bragg is great for nature lovers. Beachcombers will love the menagerie of colorful stones on...

 
 

Laguna Beach

Beach 6 - Moving further from San Diego towards Los Angeles and into Orange County, the next of the coastal California towns is...

 
 

Carlsbad

Beach 7 - About halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, you'll find the town of Carlsbad. It's a resort community with a...

 
 

Monterey

Beach 8 - Crossing into Northern California and cooler climates, Monterey beachgoers are less likely to go for a swim but are compensated...

 
 

Santa Monica

Beach 9 - Santa Monica is the last of the Los Angeles, CA beach towns to see on this list. Once you arrive...

 
 
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Sausalito

Beach 10 - Protected from the sprawl of San Francisco by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Sausalito has maintained a small-town identity...

 
 

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