©

The Best California Beaches

Plan your next trip here

California Beaches

  • © 1
    La Jolla Cove , La Jolla
    Famous for its tide pools and sea lions, La Jolla Cove features a tiny beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Part of a protected reserve know
    Tours from $80
  • © 2
    The southern Californian community of Venice has for decades been famous for its vibrant subcultures and offbeat way of living, and Venice Be
    Tours from $50
  • 3
    Appreciate the pristine natural landscape and thriving habitat of the California coast at Point Lobos State Reserve. The nature reserve is ho
  • © 4
    The mile-long beach of La Jolla Shores Park boasts soft sand and clean blue water. Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach
    Tours from $70
  • © 5
    With two of Monterey's most pristine seaside locations, Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach offers white sands, blue ocean, and a classic pa
  • View more attractions

    Plan your trip to California

    • Get a personalized plan

      A complete day-by-day itinerary
      based on your preferences
    • Customize it

      Refine your plan. We'll find the
      best routes and schedules
    • Book it

      Choose from the best hotels
      and activities. Up to 50% off
    • Manage it

      Everything in one place.
      Everyone on the same page.

    Where to stay in California

    Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
    Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    teens
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Close
    Live like a local, find unique places to stay
    2 adults
    Adults (12 +)
    - +
    teens
    - +
    Children (2-11)
    - +
    Close

    See plans by other users

    8 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bass Lake BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Seattle, California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Honolulu & San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM HUNGARY June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Mendocino BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
    View more plans