The Golden State boasts more than 1,100 miles of breathtaking coastline, ranging from Hollywood-perfect expanses of smooth sand to dramatically windswept oceanside cliffs. If your idea of a perfect day involves beach volleyball, building sandcastles, hiking along picturesque seaside trails or catching a wave, you can find it all at California’s many beaches.
I must visit southern California's beaches. I live in Northern California and don't much care for our beaches as they are often cold and smelly, especially after having visited the beaches of the Caribbean. But I will agree the scenery is spectacular here!
I have been never to the california beaches but have listened lot about the popularity of these beaches.Recently my friend visited here and after his return he told me the experience .It was just great to know the experience.Now I am also thinking of visiting here atleast once.
El Matador Beach-If you've come to El Matador to savor the beach rather than get sucked into the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, then you're in luck -- there's blissfully little else to do here other than bask on Malibu's most glorious stretch of beach.
I know that I'm slightly biased because I live here, but Oceanside in North San Diego has one of the best beaches in Southern California! There are over 3 miles of sandy beaches with different pockets of playgrounds, areas for surfing or boogie boarding, etc. Just enough for everyone to spread out and enjoy. Our kids like the Pier and the Harbor because they can go there for a snack or just to walk around for a quick break.