5 Best California Beaches

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Check out the Golden State's 5 best beaches in this ultimate countdown.

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Whether you're looking for a classic boardwalk or secluded spot with breathtaking views, California beaches offer something for everyone. Watch the video above to see our top five picks.

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10 Best California Beaches

From private coves perfect for sunbathing to family-friendly public sands complete with concessions, the Golden State has a beach that fits the bill for all its visitors.

Venice Beach, California

Let's begin by making one thing perfectly clear. No beach in the world is like Venice Beach.

Hermosa Beach, California

Explore the South Bay's Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo beaches.

Newport Beach, California

Trendsetters, jetsetters and beach lovers flock to Newport Beach.

Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach is the perfect stomping ground for the rich and crafty.

Top 10 Southern California Beaches

Visit the best beaches in Southern California.

Coronado, California

Coronado is a small, tree-lined beach haven.

Beyond South Beach: Best Miami Beaches

Explore the sun-soaked shores outside of Miami's South Beach for a sparkling turquoise water and a mellower vibe.

El Matador, California

Beachgoers in the know seek solidarity by heading up the winding Pacific Coast Highway to the most spectacular shoreline along the coast: El Matador Beach.

Best Gulf Coast Beaches

Read on to discover our picks for the best Gulf Coast beaches.

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