There are so many fabulous beaches in California, and some of the best, of the best are located right here in SoCal! Southern California is a coastal paradise, filled with a prominent wine community, tropical beaches and amazing nightlife adventures. It’s no wonder why tourists and locals love this geographic location! Needless to say, SoCal is filled with well-groomed beaches, filled with surfers and tanners of all ages. It was hard to narrow down this list, since SoCal has some of the world’s most amazing beaches, but here are three of the must-see beaches in the area:

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is beach located in Orange county, within the city limits of Laguna. The rich culture and spectacular views of this location make it one of Southern California’s finest beaches. Laguna Beach is well manicured and maintained making this beach a prime vacation spot. Even the locals feel like they are on a permanent vacation.

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La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a place of beauty and wonder. This beautiful inlet beach is a ideal for snorkeling and scuba divers, since the marine life here is well protected. It’s truly worth the visit if you are wanting to see sensational coral reef, and marine life in its prime. It is highly recommended that you have good swimming skills if you want to swim at this beach. Tides and wides can vary at this location. Overall, this is a serene spot to take in the ultimate sand and sea experience.

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Catalina Island

Catalina Island offers many activities that promote spending a lot of time outdoors.This Southern coastal beach is a splendor wrapped up in sun, sand and surfing! Grab your camera for some breathtaking panoramic pictures. There are so many places to explore in Catalina. Start by taking a stroll around the island, or go snorkeling. Many visitors enjoy the shopping experience, and some others try their first hand at surfing.


Located in North County, San Diego, Encinitas is a low-key, action packed, surfers paradise. In addition, the weather here can be compared to the one at the Mediterranean, with a daily average of 72 °F. Not bad at all. Encinitas has a lot to offer, other than it’s beaches, counting with mouth-watering restaurants, countless events, unique shops, and a warm, welcoming community.

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Coronado – Crown City

Located in South County, San Diego, Coronado is home of the historic Hotel del Coronado and the most wide sand beach in the state of California!   If you add that it’s surf and Fido friendly on the north end, you’ll see why it’s one of San Diego’s crown jewels and the CaliBaja crew’s favorite, best kept beach.

The CaliBaja adventure begins here. There is nothing closer to heaven than a beach in Southern California. Check them out!