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The Best California Beaches

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California Beaches

La Jolla Cove , La Jolla
4.7
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
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Santa Monica State Beach , Santa Monica
4.5
Bask in the warm California sun on the white sand shores of Santa Monica State Beach. Stretching over 4.82 km (3 mi) along the Santa Monica B
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3.6
The southern Californian community of Venice has for decades been famous for its vibrant subcultures and offbeat way of living, and Venice Be
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4.6
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
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Moonstone Beach , Cambria
4.7
Set within a dramatic coastline of sandy coves and rocky promontories, Moonstone Beach attracts nature lovers with commanding ocean views and

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