Southern California Beaches: From Newport to Seaport Village, San Diego to Santa Barbara
This is your year to find the best family vacations on beautiful Southern California beaches!
We've got sand, sun and surf, fer sure! But the California coast have even more:
Did you know: Buried under the sand dunes of northern Santa Barbara County lies remnants of a lost "Egyptian" city created in 1923 by Cecil B. DeMille? There's a shop in La Jolla with a hidden staircase that winds down to a sea cave? In Long Beach, docked right next to the ocean liner Queen Mary, a Soviet-era Russian submarine is open for tours? At San Diego's remote Silver Strand beach, you're just as likely to see California seals in the water as Navy SEALS? Redondo Beach has a salt-water, chlorinated kiddie's lagoon, just steps away from the broad sweep of Los Angeles County's South Bay beaches? In Malibu you can take tours movie stars' beach homes from the water? Search our site:
Come and explore our site for other "must-sees" along with beach-by-beach information for each town along the Southern California coast, from
Check under the link for each city to find our hotel and restaurant directories – the most comprehensive on the Web -- as well as great
bargains. We're also constantly adding new stories about own favorite people and places along this golden stretch of coast we're lucky to call home. Popular articles
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Southern California beaches!
Santa Barbara: American Riviera Santa Barbara has old world elegance and beautiful beaches
Top Ventura Beaches Ventura Beaches: this mellow seaside town offers great hotels, beach rentals, beach camping and even dolphins
Top Malibu Beach, Zuma Beach Use this guide to discover the best Malibu beach, best places for celebrity watching and great hotels and dining!
Plan Your Santa Monica Beach Vacation Enjoy Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier and the best dining in Los Angeles on your vacation!
Long Beach California Vacation Tips Plan your Long Beach vacation, tour the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific and three lighthouses!
Redondo Beach Redondo Beach: great bonita fishing and Seaside Lagoon Water Park
Beautiful Catalina Island Catalina Island: Only 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles
Surf City Huntington Beach A guide to the perfect California beach vacation in Orange County's Huntington Beach
Newport Beach: Heart of the Orange County Coast Experience the best urban beach vacation in California at Newport Beach!
Laguna Beach Visitors Tips Visit Laguna Beach to take in the best local California art on your beach vacation!
Dana Point South Coast Bargain Dana Point: The Orange County Coast's Hidden Bargain waits for you!
San Clemente and San Onofre San Clemente Beaches, San Onofre Beaches, some of the best swimming and surfing in California.
Oceanside California Beaches Oceanside California: a city with beaches open 24/7!
Carlsbad California Beaches Come to Carlsbad California for top resorts, clean beaches and golf!
Top Encinitas Beaches Encinitas has world-class surfing Mecca Swami's Beach
Solana Beach Solana Beach California: Cozy, uncrowded beaches only 20 miles from San Diego!
Del Mar Beaches Del Mar beaches in San Diego County, a horsehoe's throw from thoroughbred racing
San Diego Beach San Diego beach: endless sand, Sea World, San Diego Zoo
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Catalina Island Activities: What to do, where to stay in Avalon Catalina Island Activities in Avalon, the botanical garden and more
McGrath State Beach in Ventura California McGrath State Beach south of Ventura California
Discount Travel to Your Favorite California Beach: Top Tips for Getting There Discount travel tips to get you to your private California Beach: how to find great vacation travel deals.