List Of Beaches In California

What all beaches in California have in common is the beautiful blue Pacific, but the Southern California beaches are definitely warmer and more conducive to a playful beach vacation.

Below, you’ll find a fairly comprehensive list of beaches in Southern California, covering the coast from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The sections are divided up by counties, and then they are listed consecutively from north to south within each county. The navigation bar to the left will take you to individual beach communities, with more specific information on various beaches in each locale.

Santa Barbara County Beaches In California

These So Cal beaches range from north of Santa Barbara down to Carpinteria.

Isla Vista
Isla Vista Beach

Goleta Beach County Park

Santa Barbara
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park, Mesa Lane Stairs, One Thousand Steps, Shoreline Park, Leadbetter Beach, West Beach, Chase Palm Park, East Beach

Butterfly Beach, Hammonds Beach, Miramar Beach

Lookout County Park

Santa Clause Lane, Carpinteria City Beach, Carpinteria State Beach, Rincon Beach County Park

Ventura County Beaches In California

You’ll find several campgrounds in this county. Also includes beaches in Oxnard.

La Conchita
La Conchita Beach

Mussel Shoals
Mussel Shoals Beach, Oil Piers Beach

Pitas Point
Faria County Park

Solimar Beach
Solimar Beach, Rincon Parkway South

Emma Wood State Beach, Ventura County Fairgrounds Beach/Seaside Park/Promenade Park, San Buenaventura State Beach, Marina Park, Peninsula Beach, Surfer’s Knoll, McGrath State Beach

Mandalay County Park, Oxnard State Beach, Hollywood Beach, Channel Islands Harbor, Silver Strand Beach, Port Hueneme Beach Park, Ormond Beach, Point Mugu Beach, Thornhill Broome Beach, Sycamore Cove Beach, County Line Beach, Staircase Beach

Los Angeles County Beaches In California

From the Malibu coast down through Santa Monica and the South Bay, this county also includes the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Long Beach and San Pedro.

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Nicholas Canyon County Beach, El Pescador State Beach, La Piedra State Beach, El Matador State Beach, Broad Beach Rd. beach stairways, Zuma Beach County Park, Point Dume State Beach, Paradise Cove, Escondido Beach, Corral State Beach, Malibu Road beach stairways, Malibu Lagoon state Beach, Las Tunas State Beach, Topanga State Beach

Pacific Palisades
Will Rogers State Beach

Santa Monica
Santa Monica State Beach

Venice City Beach

Playa del Rey
Playa del Rey, Dockweiler State Beach

El Segundo
El Segundo Beach

Manhattan Beach
El Porto Beach, Manhattan State Beach

Hermosa Beach
Hermosa City Beach

Redondo Beach
Redondo State Beach

Torrance County Beach

Palos Verdes Estates
Malaga Cove

Rancho Palos Verdes
Abalone Cove Beach

San Pedro
Royal Palms State Beach, Cabrillo Beach

Long Beach
Long Beach City beach, Belmont Shore, Alamitos Bay Beach

Catalina Island
Descanso Beach, Avalon Bay, Crescent Beach, Pebbly Beach, Ben Westin Beach, Little Harbor, Parson’s Landing, Two Harbors, Isthmus Cove