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Above is an interactive map of the beaches in California. All of the city, county, and California state beaches are all included. Just zoom in to the place you want to visit and every beach is plotted on the map. Below are custom maps of popular places and activities along the California Coast.

  • Beaches on Santa Monica Bay

    The Los Angeles area has some of the finest wide sandy beaches in all of Southern California. The majority of these popular strands are on Santa Monica Bay. This nearly […]

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  • The Historic Fishing Piers in California

    Fishing has always been a big coastal activity in California, long before surfing became popular in the 1960’s. During the second half of the 1800’s and in the early 1900’s […]

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  • The Best Beaches You Can’t Visit in California

    All beaches in California are public up to the mean high tide line, but there are many you can’t get to due to private land or other restrictions. Several are […]

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  • The Best Beaches on Catalina Island

    Santa Catalina Island is unique in many ways, but especially when it comes to land ownership. Most of the island is owned by the Catalina Island Conservancy, a non-profit that […]

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  • Best Beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore

    Point Reyes National Seashore in western Marin County has over 30 named beaches. With that many beaches it’s hard to decide where to go. Some of the beaches are only […]

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  • Best Surfing Beaches in Southern California

    Southern California is known for many things, but consistent sunshine (think Endless Summer) and reliable surf breaks stand out above the rest. Surfing is a rite of passage for kids […]

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  • Marvin Braude Bike Trail in Los Angeles

    The best bike route in the Los Angeles area is “The Strand,” which is officially named the Marvin Braude Bike Trail and follows the shores of Santa Monica Bay. This famous […]

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  • Best Beaches in San Francisco

    San Francisco is known for many world-class attractions around the city, but the incredible beaches here often get overlooked by tourists. It’s a shame because San Francisco has some of the […]

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  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Here’s a map of all the beaches in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. There are 26 of them around the San Francisco area. Some are south of the Golden Gate […]

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  • Best Sand Dunes on the California Coast

    Sand dunes are diverse natural habitats that can be sources of endless fun whether it is hiking or just playing around. California has dunes all along its Pacific Ocean shoreline […]

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  • Best Tide Pools in Southern California

    Here’s a map of the best tide pools at Southern California beaches. From Point Loma in San Diego to Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu there are many areas where […]

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  • California Theme Parks Map

    California has more theme parks and amusement parks than any other state in the union. If you are traveling in Southern California or in the San Francisco Bay Area, chances […]

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  • The Big Sur Coast Must-See Beaches

    Big Sur might be the most beautiful coastline in the entire country. When many people think of the California Coast they have visions of driving down the highway in the Big Sur […]

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  • Mission Bay Park Beaches, San Diego

    Mission Bay Park in San Diego is the largest man-made aquatic park in the USA. The park is made up of many points jutting out into the bay, numerous coves, […]

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  • Map of Shipwrecks You Can See in California

    California is home to hundreds of shipwrecks that occurred over the years from the broad sandy beaches of Southern California to the rugged rocky coastline of Northern California. Some of […]

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  • La Jolla Coast Walk Trail

    The best way to see the beaches of La Jolla is to walk the shoreline of this upscale village. Part of this shoreline walk is officially called the La Jolla […]

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  • Private Beaches in California Anyone Can Go To

    California has quite a few private beaches. All of them are immediately in front of private property, many of which are gated communities. Monarch Bay Beach in Dana Point is […]

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  • Hot Springs on the California Coast

    California has hot springs scattered about the state, but if you are traveling the California Coast then your options are limited. The central coast between Los Angeles and the San […]

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  • The Missions of California

    California has 21 historic Spanish missions from San Diego to Sonoma in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Most were built during the late 1700’s, with the two northernmost being […]

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  • Half Moon Bay State Beach

    Half Moon Bay State Beach is one long sandy continuous beach below bluffs and dunes in the town of Half Moon Bay, California. Within the boundaries of this state park […]

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  • The Lost Coast Trail Map

     The Lost Coast Trail is a popular summer backpacking route along the most remote shoreline in Northern California. The trail meanders at the foot of high mountains in the […]

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  • Sunbathing Beaches of Southern California

    Do you just want to soak up the sun on your next trip to Southern California? Well you’ll need some space to call your own so big sandy beaches are […]

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  • Nude Beaches of Marin County

    Marin County has a few different nude beach options for those who want to ditch the clothes and avoid tan lines. Some, including South Rodeo Beach and Black Sands are located […]

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  • Hike to the Bridge to Nowhere

    This is a rare hiking opportunity near the Los Angeles metropolis. In the San Gabriel Mountains north of Azuza there is a hike that follows a river valley up to […]

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  • Montana de Oro State Park

    Montana de Oro State Park hides in the shadows of the other more popular beaches in the Morro Bay area. The icon of the bay is Morro Rock which stands […]

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  • Best Beaches Near Stockton

    Stockton is located in the heart of California’s vast Central Valley where sandy beaches are far from top of mind. However the Pacific Coast beaches aren’t really that far away, […]

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  • Veterans Memorials on the California Coast

    California has so many memorials dedicated to the veterans of the US Armed Forces. Most are public buildings, or simple memorials in outdoor parks. Others stand out because of their […]

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  • Best Vacation Rental Cities on the California Coast

    Some parts of the California coast have no hotels (or very few), but can still be base camp for your next vacation. Just book a vacation rental home in one […]

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  • Best Beaches Near Disneyland

    Families travel from all over the country and the rest of the world to experience the magic of Disneyland. It’s a fun place for kids and adults, but after a couple […]

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  • Here’s Where to Shop on the Southern California Coast

    Want to take a break from the beach and do some shopping? We do that too! Luckily there are some excellent shopping centers near the beaches of Southern California. Many […]

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