Volleyball - California Beach, Sand & Court Volleyball

Beach Volleyball is available for play at California beaches with many concessions renting volleyballs. In California especially, sand volleyball is a top sport with nets available on beaches throughout the state. California beach volleyball began in Santa Monica in the 1920's and grew up there with the genesis of tournament play. Becoming an official competition in the 1996 Olympics has helped catapult this sport with larger sponsors and dollars. San Diego, San Clemente, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Santa Monica, Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz are but a few of the beaches with nets available for play. One of the top touring special events in sand volleyball  is the Association of Volleyball Professionals on the beach AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament. It features Olympic greats and professionals such as Karch Kiraly, Misty May and more.  It's quite exciting to watch. 


There was a ruckus for a time over the girl's portion of the competition. To stir excitement in females competing, the ladies were given bikinis to wear with almost a g-string pant bottom that many objected to. Several years have past and the women are no longer required to wear skimpy swim suits when they play (note: a recent ad campaign to reinvigorate that sex appeal was launched). The do wear swim wear in bright colors but when you watch their muscular bodies, you hardly notice the outfits they are wearing. They are in such excellent physical condition and are such superb players that you are mesmerized by their game. For beginners, intermediate or pros, just drop by a local beach concessionaire to rent a ball if you don't have one. You can enjoy the feel of sand volleyball. It's a game where the sand flies and the fall is a bit softer than the hard gym floor. Below, however, we've listed a variety of volleyball tours, competitions and courts in California.


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CityType of Volleyballweb / contact
AnaheimSouthern California Volleyball Associationscvavolleyball.org
AnaheimUSA Men's National Volleyball Teamusavolleyball.org
Corona del Mar Public play - half a dozen nets 
Coronado Island Central or City Beach - public playcoronado.ca.us
Capistrano Beach7 Sand Courts for public playwww.ocparks.com
Dana Point - Doheny BeachCalifornia Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
El Segundo - BeachSeveral (4 maybe) Courts for public 
Hermosa Beach AVP pro beach volleyballwww.avp.com
Hermosa Beach California Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
Huntington Beach AVP pro beach volleyballwww.avp.com
Huntington BeachCalifornia Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
Huntington BeachState & City Beaches, public sand
,  ball rental concessions
IrvineSouthern California Volleyball Associationscvavolleyball.org
Long Beach Long Beach sand volleyball courts
E. Ocean Blvd. at Prospect
Los Angeles -
Dockweiler Beach
California Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
Laguna Beach Main Beach sand courts & 1,000 Steps Beachwww.lblg.org
Las Vegas, NVAVP pro beach volleyballwww.avp.com
Manhattan Beach AVP pro beach volleyballwww.avp.com
Marina del Rey Mother's Beach or Marina Beach netsbeaches.co.la.ca.us
Mission Beach Sand courts for public play, CBVAwww.cbva.com
Newport BeachCalifornia Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
Ocean Beach Beach sand courts, CBVAwww.cbva.com
OceansideOceanside City Beach public play netsci.oceanside.ca.us
Oxnard Oxnard Beach sand courts public playci.oxnard.ca.us
Pismo Beach Sand courts / CBVAwww.cbva.com
Playa del ReyCalifornia Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
SacramentoNorthern California Volleyball Associationww.ncva.com
San DiegoSilver Strand State Beach public playwww.parks.ca.gov
San DiegoMission Beach
Southern California Volleyball Association
Santa BarbaraAVP pro beach volleyballwww.avp.com
Santa BarbaraEVP Tour Volleyball Campsvolleyballpros.com
Santa BarbaraCalifornia Beach Volleyball Associationwww.cbva.com
Santa ClaraCity Beach Santa Clarausavolleyball.org
Santa Cruz Sand courts for public play  CBVA www.cbva.com
Sunset Beach Sunset Beach Sand Volleyball Courtswww.ocparks.com
Santa MonicaSanta Monica beach volleyball:
California Beach Volleyball Association
Torrance Beach Sand volleyball courts and netsbeaches.co.la.ca.us
Walnut CreekHeather Farm Park, Larkey Park  sand courtsci.walnut-creek.ca.us
Will Rogers State Beach
(Santa Monica)
Sand Courts, public playwww.parks.ca.gov

Beach Volleyball - AVP Association of Volleyball Professional competition


Volleyball - California Beach, Sand & Court Volleyball

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