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Love playing at the beach, but don’t like the sand and sticky salt water residue left on your body (or board, or kid, or dog) afterwards? Then go to a beach that has a fresh water beach shower. As part of our “beach research” (it’s a tough job) we identify the amenities at every California beach, including whether or not it has a shower. Out of the nearly 300 beaches in Southern California, around 100 have shower facilities. That’s a little more than one third of all SoCal beaches!

To make it easy to see where these beaches are, we have added every Southern California public beach with a shower to the beach list below. They are in order from south to north so San Diego County beaches are at the top, then Orange County, then Los Angeles County ending at Malibu.


Beaches on this list

  • Imperial Beach City Beach

    Imperial Beach, California has an impressive beach running the length of its waterfront called Imperial Beach City Beach. This beach is generally located between Palm Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard […]

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  • Silver Strand State Beach

    Silver Strand State Beach gives day-use visitors and campers access to great beaches on both sides of the Coronado Island Peninsula. The ocean beach at Silver Strand State Beach offers […]

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  • Ocean Beach City Beach

    Ocean Beach City Beach is the main beach in the San Diego neighborhood of Ocean Beach. This is a wide sandy beach that has formed at the south side of […]

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  • Mission Beach

    Mission Beach (the beach) is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. The beaches here are continuous, but Mission Beach is typically considered the […]

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  • Mission Point Park on Mission Bay

    Mission Point Park is a nice grass park in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. The park shoreline is made up of piled rocks to avoid erosion, but it […]

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  • Bonita Cove Park on Mission Bay

    Bonita Cove Park is on the Mission Bay side of the Mission Beach Peninsula in San Diego. It has large open grass areas with picnic tables and palm trees, flat […]

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  • Ventura Cove Park on Mission Bay

    Ventura Cove Park is on Mission Bay near Belmont Park Amusement Park on Mission Beach in San Diego. The beach at Ventura Cove is small but it has a huge […]

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  • Crown Point Park on Mission Bay

    Crown Point Park is on the east side of Crown Point on Mission Bay in San Diego. This park has grass lawns and a sandy beach with fire pit rings […]

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  • De Anza Cove Park on Mission Bay

    De Anza Cove Park is a large park in the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park in San Diego. It has a boat launch, volleyball courts, picnic tables, play areas […]

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  • Tecolote Shores Park on Mission Bay

    Tecolote Shores Park is on the east side of Mission Bay in San Diego. The park has large open grass fields surrounding two sandy pits with swings and other playground […]

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  • Tourmaline Surfing Park Beach

    Tourmaline Beach is at a San Diego area surfers’ mecca called Tourmaline Surfing Park. This beach sits on the border of the Pacific Beach and La Jolla districts of San […]

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  • South Casa Beach

    South Casa Beach is a small triangle-shaped cove just south of Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla. Children’s Pool is also known as Casa Beach so this beach got the […]

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  • Children’s Pool Beach

    Children’s Pool Beach, aka Casa Beach, is a small beach with a curved protective wall holding back the rough waves along the La Jolla shore. This wall was built in […]

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  • Boomer Beach

    Boomer Beach is located on the exposed western side of Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla. Because of exposure to the strong ocean waves it is less popular than […]

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  • La Jolla Cove Beach

    La Jolla Cove Beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla. This beach is protected by a rocky point which blocks waves rolling […]

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  • Seascape Sur Beach

    Seascape Sur Beach is a long sandy beach below the high bluffs in Solana Beach, CA. The gradual slope of the beach makes it wide at low tide and narrow […]

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  • Fletcher Cove Beach (Pillbox)

    Fletcher Cove is Solana Beach’s main central beach park located a couple blocks west of the intersection of Highway 101 and Loma Santa Fe Drive. The cove is also known […]

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  • Tide Beach Park

    Tide Beach Park is the north beach of Solana Beach, CA. Hike down a long set of stairs from the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Solana Vista Drive and you’ll […]

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  • Cardiff State Beach – Seaside Beach

    Seaside Beach is a sandy beach in Cardiff State Beach at the border between Solana Beach and the Cardiff-by-the-Sea area of Encinitas, CA. Cardiff State Beach is the long sandy strip along […]

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  • Cardiff State Beach – North Beach

    North Beach at Cardiff State Beach is located at the entrance to San Elijo Lagoon in the Encinitas community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. This is a day-use facility, but across the lagoon […]

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  • San Elijo State Beach

    San Elijo State Beach is a long beach that takes up most of the oceanfont land in the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea in Encinitas, CA. This state park has a large […]

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  • Swami’s Beach

    Swami’s Surf Beach is a famous surfing mecca at the south end of Encinitas, CA. The park at Swami’s Beach is a great vantage point for watching surfers and has […]

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  • Moonlight State Beach

    Moonlight State Beach is a California state park that is operated by the city of Encinitas. This is the main central beach of Encinitas. It has a grass park with […]

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  • South Ponto Beach

    South Ponto Beach is a day-use area at the south end of South Carlsbad State Beach at the city border of Encinitas and Carlsbad. This prime location and the size […]

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  • South Carlsbad State Beach

    South Carlsbad State Beach is a three-mile long beach on the waterfront of Carlsbad, California. Most of this state beach is in front of the linear South Carlsbad Campground that […]

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  • Tamarack State Beach

    Tamarack Surf Beach, as this part of Carlsbad State Beach is known, is located where Tamarack Avenue crosses Carlsbad Boulevard. At this intersection is the entrance to a large parking […]

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  • Robert Frazee State Beach

    Robert C. Frazee State Beach is one of several great beaches within Carlsbad State Beach. There is ramp access to Frazee Beach from the intersection of Pine Avenue and Carlsbad […]

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  • Oceanside Boulevard Beach

    Oceanside Boulevard Beach is at Oceanside Blvd and Pacific Street in Oceanside, CA. The beach here is narrow and usually all wet at high tide. The beach entrance at this intersection […]

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  • Wisconsin Street Beach

    Wisconsin Street Beach is a narrow beach at Wisconsin Avenue (not Street) and South Pacific Street in Oceanside, CA. At high tide this beach is all wet like many in the […]

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  • Tyson Street Beach

    Tyson Street Beach in Oceanside is in front of Tyson Street Park just south of the Oceanside Pier. Tyson Street Beach is where the beaches start to widen. South of […]

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  • Breakwater Way Beach

    Breakwater Way Beach is a family-friendly beach located at Breakwater Way in Oceanside, CA. South of Breakwater Way is a wide swath of beach lined by palm trees next to […]

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  • Oceanside Harbor Beach

    Oceanside Harbor Beach is a wide sandy beach in front of Oceanside’s harbor. The beach is boxed in by two rock jetties at both ends which seems to hold in […]

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  • San Clemente State Beach

    San Clemente State Beach has a large campground and day-use parking area on a prime piece of San Clemente California real estate. The state park was built from 1934 to […]

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  • Calafia Beach

    Calafia Beach is city-operated park and beach on state park property in San Clemente, CA. The park is called Calafia Beach Park and it is adjacent San Clemente State Beach. […]

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  • San Clemente Pier City Beach

    San Clemente Pier Beach is the main city beach of San Clemente, California. The beach is a wide sandy spot on both sides of the pier between T-Street Beach and […]

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  • Capistrano Beach Park

    Capistrano Beach Park is the main beach in the community of Capistrano Beach (“Capo Beach”) in Dana Point, CA. Orange County operates this park, which has a parking lot with […]

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  • Doheny State Beach – South Beach

    The South Beach of Doheny State Beach is on the south side of San Juan Creek in Dana Point, CA. This southern area of the state park has a large […]

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  • Doheny State Beach – North Beach

    Doheny State Beach has two separate beaches and day-use areas – north and south. This North Beach is located north of the San Juan Creek mouth and has a large […]

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  • Dana Point Harbor Beach (Baby Beach)

    Dana Point Harbor Beach, better-known as “Baby Beach,” is located on the protected waters of Dana Point Harbor. This is a small family-friendly beach with a roped off swimming area […]

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  • Dana Strand Beach

    Dana Strand Beach is a public beach at the base of a gated housing development in Dana Point called “The Strand.” These are huge beachfront and hillside homes just north […]

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  • Salt Creek Beach

    Salt Creek Beach Park is a popular Orange County park located in Dana Point, CA. This wide sandy beach is directly below the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel beach resort, the Ritz […]

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  • Thousand Steps Beach

    Thousand Steps Beach is one of the largest beaches in south Laguna Beach, CA. It’s a wide sandy beach with volleyball courts, restrooms, and tide pools and even caves to […]

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  • Aliso Beach

    Aliso Beach County Park is a popular sandy beach in South Laguna Beach, CA. Unlike many of the nearby beaches, Aliso Beach has a large off-street parking area next to […]

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  • Main Beach in Laguna Beach

    Main Beach is the simple name given to the main centrally-located city beach in Laguna Beach, California. Main Beach is a nice sandy beach in a broad cove that faces […]

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  • Rockpile Beach

    Rockpile Beach is the southern beach of Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA. Rockpile Beach is in a south-facing cove with rocky outcroppings at each end. At high tide this […]

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  • Picnic Beach at Heisler Park

    Picnic Beach is the northern beach of Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA. The park above the beach offers grassy areas to spread out on and many picnic tables as […]

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  • Diver’s Cove

    Diver’s Cove Beach is at the west end of Heisler Park near downtown Laguna Beach, CA. The beach is right below and just east of the Divers Cove Condominium building. […]

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  • Crescent Bay Beach

    Crescent Bay Beach is a large popular beach in northern Laguna Beach, CA. The main public access is on Cliff Drive one block from where it begins at North Coast […]

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  • Crystal Cove State Park – Pelican Point Beach

    Pelican Point Beach in Crystal Cove State Park has a broad beach between Pelican Point and the park’s Historic District at Los Trancos Beach. The beach slopes gradually so it’s […]

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  • Crystal Cove State Park – Treasure Cove Beach

    Treasure Cove Beach at Crystal Cove State Park is accessed from hiking trails that lead down the steep bluff from day-use parking lots inside the Pelican Point entrance. This entrance […]

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  • Little Corona Del Mar Beach

    Little Corona Del Mar Beach is a popular small beach at the end of a ravine called Buck Gully in the Newport Beach neighborhood of Corona Del Mar. This is […]

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  • Corona Del Mar State Beach

    Corona Del Mar State Beach is on the east side of the Newport Harbor channel entrance in the Corona Del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach. This is a state-owned beach […]

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  • Newport Municipal Beach

    Newport Municipal Beach is located on both sides of the Newport Beach Pier. The beaches are continuous here and the city beach stretches from Balboa Pier Beach to the south […]

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  • Huntington State Beach

    Huntington State Beach is a two mile long wide sandy beach that starts at Beach Boulevard and runs south to the Santa Ana River Channel. This state beach has volleyball […]

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  • Huntington City Beach

    Huntington City Beach is the center of a long stretch of sandy waterfront for the city of Huntington Beach, CA. This huge asset and the fact that surf’s up regularly […]

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  • Huntington Dog Beach

    Huntington Dog Beach is a dog-friendly strand at the northern end of Huntington Beach City Beach. The zone where dogs are allowed on the beach is located between Seapoint Street […]

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  • Bolsa Chica State Beach

    Bolsa Chica State Beach is a three mile long wide sandy beach in Huntington Beach, CA. Due to its location and size this is a popular beach for sunbathing. With […]

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  • Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach (the beach) is a wide sandy public beach in the Huntington Beach community of Sunset Beach. Sunset County Beach, as it is often called, is located about two […]

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  • Seal Beach

    Seal Beach (the beach) is located in the city of Seal Beach, a small beachside community wedged between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. It is the northernmost beach town and […]

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  • Granada Beach and Rosie’s Dog Beach

    Rosie’s Dog Beach is an area of Belmont Shore Beach designated by the city of Long Beach for off-leash dogs. This whole area is one long wide beach so it’s […]

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  • Belmont Shore Beach

    Belmont Shore Beach spans the waterfront of the Belmont Shore neighborhood in Long Beach, CA. Generally this beach is between the Belmont Pier area and 55th Place. South of 55th […]

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  • Long Beach City Beach

    Long Beach City Beach is the main beach of Long Beach, CA. This long south-facing beach is located along Ocean Boulevard from the Belmont Pier all the way to Alamitos […]

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  • Alamitos Beach

    Alamitos Beach is the western end of Long Beach City Beach near the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue, hence the beach name. Despite the name this beach is […]

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  • Colorado Lagoon Park

    Colorado Lagoon Park in Long Beach has sandy beaches along two sides of the Colorado Lagoon shoreline. This is an inland lake that is surrounded by parks and golf courses. […]

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  • Cabrillo Beach – Harbor Beach

    Cabrillo Harbor Beach (aka Harborside) is located at Cabrillo Beach Park next to the public boat launch in the San Pedro District of Los Angeles. This small sandy beach is […]

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  • Cabrillo Beach – Ocean Beach

    Cabrillo Ocean Beach (aka Oceanside) is on the ocean side of Cabrillo Beach Park in the San Pedro District of Los Angeles. The park also has a beach on the […]

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  • White Point Beach

    White Point Beach is below the steep bluffs at what is officially named “Whites Point” in the San Pedro District of LA. This small beach isn’t for sunbathing. It’s very […]

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  • Royal Palms Beach

    Royal Palms Beach is the former site of a hot springs resort in the San Pedro District of LA that thrived in the 1920s, but flamed out during the Great […]

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  • Terranea Cove Beach

    Long Point is the huge property where the Terranea Resort is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. This site has a lot of history as it was the home of […]

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  • Torrance Beach

    Torrance Beach is a long wide sandy beach (and the only beach) in the city of Torrance, California. This is the southernmost of the big beaches on Santa Monica Bay […]

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  • South Redondo Beach

    South Redondo Beach is between Avenue A and Miramar Park in Redondo Beach, CA. This stretch of Redondo Beach has lifeguard stations and volleyball courts all along the wide sandy […]

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  • Redondo County Beach

    Redondo County Beach is a 1.5 mile long sandy beach that makes up the waterfront of Redondo Beach, CA. The main part of Redondo County Beach starts at the Redondo […]

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  • Hermosa City Beach

    Hermosa City Beach occupies the entire waterfront in the city of Hermosa Beach in LA County. It starts at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach and continues north for nearly […]

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  • Manhattan County Beach

    Manhattan Beach (the beach) is the main beach of the city of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County. It’s a popular beach that becomes a madhouse on weekends especially near […]

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  • El Porto Beach

    El Porto Beach is located in front of the El Porto Neighborhood of northern Manhattan Beach, CA. The waves in this area are often times larger than nearby beaches so […]

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  • El Segundo Beach

    El Segundo, California only has a small area of waterfront between its neighbors Manhattan Beach to the south and Playa Del Rey to the north. The entire El Segundo Beach […]

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  • Dockweiler State Beach – South Beach

    The South Beach in Dockweiler State Beach is at what is known as the Bluff Parking Lot. The main Dockweiler entrance is where Imperial Highway ends at the ocean, but […]

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  • Dockweiler State Beach RV Park

    Dockweiler State Beach is a popular long wide sandy beach near the LAX Airport in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles. Inside the main state park entrance and […]

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  • Dockweiler State Beach

    Dockweiler State Beach is the long beach west of the LAX Airport in the Playa Del Rey District of Los Angeles. Even though the land in the park is state-owned, […]

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  • Playa Del Rey Beach

    Playa Del Rey Beach is the wide sandy beach in front of the Playa Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles. The beach is northwest of LAX Airport on state land […]

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  • Marina Beach (Mother’s Beach)

    Marina Beach in Marina Del Rey is usually referred to as Mother’s Beach by locals because it has a roped off swimming and wading area on the calm waters of […]

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  • Marina Peninsula Beach

    South of Venice Beach and the Venice Fishing Pier is a peninsula formed between the ocean and the Marina Del Rey Harbor. This area of Los Angeles is called Marina […]

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  • Venice Pier Beach

    The Venice Pier Beach is at the long fishing pier jutting out into the Pacific Ocean from the Venice District of Los Angeles. This area of LA has a reputation […]

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  • Venice City Beach

    Venice City Beach is the main beach in the Venice District of Los Angeles. It stretches from the Venice Pier up to the north end of the Venice District at […]

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  • Santa Monica State Beach – South Beach

    The south part of Santa Monica State Beach is located south of the Santa Monica Pier and north of Venice Beach. On the other side of the pier you’ll find […]

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  • Santa Monica State Beach – North Beach

    The north part of Santa Monica State Beach is a wide sandy beach that runs north from the Santa Monica Pier to the city border where Will Rogers State Beach […]

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  • Will Rogers State Beach

    Will Rogers State Beach is a state park operated by Los Angeles County that occupies the entire waterfront of the Pacific Palisades District of Los Angeles. The southern section of […]

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  • Sunset Point Beach

    Sunset Point Beach, aka Sunset Beach, is located in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles and is the northernmost beach in Will Rogers State Beach. This narrow beach north […]

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  • Topanga Beach

    Topanga Beach is the closest Malibu California beach to Los Angeles. The Eastern Malibu coast faces south and Topanga Beach is at the east end next to the Pacific Palisades […]

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  • Malibu Surfrider Beach

    Malibu Surfrider Beach is the popular sandy beach and surfing spot between the Malibu Pier and the Malibu Lagoon. Surfrider Beach is part of Malibu Lagoon State Beach which has […]

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  • Paradise Cove Beach

    Paradise Cove in Malibu is a public beach in front of a privately-owned facility by the same name. The property and the restaurant has surfboards all around and the outside […]

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  • Westward Beach

    Westward Beach is a long and wide beach on the western side of Point Dume in Malibu, California. Westward Beach is the southern half of Zuma County Beach, a three-mile […]

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  • Zuma Beach

    Zuma Beach is a Los Angeles county park facility in Malibu. It’s a long wide beach with enough parking spaces for the Superbowl. The main beach at Zuma is about […]

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  • Nicholas Canyon County Beach

    Nicholas Canyon County Beach is a long beach in western Malibu that is run by Los Angeles County. Surfers call this beach Point Zero or Zeros for the waves that […]

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  • Leo Carrillo State Park – South Beach

    South Beach at Leo Carrillo State Park is a sandy spot near the mouth of a creek that flows out (rarely) from Arroyo Sequit. This dry wash drains part of […]

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  • Leo Carrillo State Park – North Beach

    North Beach at Leo Carrillo State Park is a wide family friendly and dog friendly beach in western Malibu. It has a large linear day-use parking lot right on the […]

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