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!