California Cities and Beaches - Beach California Alphabetical List


From A to Z, the California beaches and beach cities are sometimes hard to find if you don't know where to search. This beaches and cities alphabetical list of California offers nearly 1,000 places to see ranging from state beaches to local coves, metropolitan cities to small communities. California is comprised of a variety of climates and microclimates in deserts, deltas, mountains and coastal regions, to name a few. Californians like to joke that they can ski in the mountains, roast in the desert and sunbathe at the cool, sandy beach within a single day's play.

These are some reasons BeachCalifornia tackles California's diverse regions through editorial coverage and photos. Below you can scan the alpha list for hand reference, or when you know the county your destination is in, you can go to California Beaches list by region to find the cities that surround your favorite place. On that list you'll see gray hyper-links signifying land vacations and blue links for ocean and water regions.

 

California Cities, Beaches, Resorts, Communities and Towns Alphabetical List:

 

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17-Mile Drive

- A - Anaheim has Disneyland and Auburn has a gold mine
Adelanto | Adm. Wm. Standley State Park | Agoura Hills | Alamitos Bay Beach | Albion | Alcatraz | Aliso Beach | Almaden  | Alpine | Alpine County | Altadena | American Canyon | Anacapa Island | Anaheim | Anchor Bay | Anderson | Aptos | Arcadia | Arcata | Arroyo Grande | Asilomar State BeachAtascadero | Auburn | Avalon | Avila Beach

- B - Beverly Hills is home to Rodeo Drive, Burbank has Warner Bros. Studios and Big Bear Lake has skiing
Baker | Baker Beach | Bakersfield | Balboa Beach | Balboa Island | Balboa Park | Ballard | Barstow | Baywood Park | Beacon's Beach | Bell Gardens | Belmont Shore | BerkeleyBest Beaches in CaliforniaBeverly Hills Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive | Big Bar | Big Basin Redwoods | Big Bear Lake | Big Creek | Big Sur | BishopBixby Ranch | Black Point BeachBluebird Beach | Boat Canyon Beach | Bodega  | Bodega Bay | Bolsa Chica SB | Boonville | Borrego Springs | Brea | Brisbane | Brook's Beach | Buellton | Buena Park | Burbank | Burlingame | Burney | Burnt Ranch

- C - Carlsbad has Legoland, Catalina Island rents golf carts to drive and Costa Mesa features South Coast Plaza
Cachuma Lake | CalabasasCalico | Calistoga | Camarillo | Cambria | Capistrano BeachCapitola | Cardiff-by-the-Sea | Carlsbad | Carmel-by-the-Sea | Carmel River State BeachCarpinteria | Carson | Casmalia | Castroville | Catalina Island  | Cathedral City  | Cayucos | Central Coast MapChannel Islands | Chico | Childrens Pool La Jolla | China Cove Beach | Christmas Cove Beach | Chualar | Chula Vista | Cloverdale | Coachella | Columbia | Concord | Copperopolis | Corning | Corona | Corona del Mar | Corona del Mar State Beach |   Coronado Island | Corte Madera | Costa Mesa | Cotati | County Line Beach | Crescent Bay Beach  | Crescent City | Crystal Cove | Culver City | Cupertino
- D - Dana Point has whale watching and at Del Mar (where the surf meets the sea) is a famous horse race track
D Street Beach | Daly City | Dana Point |  Davenport | Davis | Death Valley | Del Mar | Del Rey Oaks | Desert Hot Springs | Devil's Slide | Dije Beach | Diver's CoveDixon | Dockweiler Beach | Dogtown | Doheny Beach | Dolphin Bay | Duncans Mill | Dutch Flat

- E - Encinitas has poinsettia festival and Quail Botanic Gardens; Eureka is home to the tallest redwood trees
El Capitan | Elkhorn Slough | Elk | El Morro | El Segundo| Encinitas | Eureka

- F - Fairfield is home to Jelly Belly free factory tours; Ferndale is a Victorian village
Fairfield | Fair Oaks | Fallbrook | Fawnskin | Felton | Fernbridge | Ferndale | Fields Landing | Fort Funston | Fort Rosecrans | Fort Ross | Fort Ross Cove BeachFountain Valley | Fresno | Fullerton 

- G - Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral gives tours
Galt | Garberville | Garden Grove |  Gaviota | Gaviota Pass | Gilbert Island | Gilroy | Glendale | Glorietta Bay | Gold Country | Goleta | Goff Cove Beach | Gorda Springs | Grand View Beach |  Grass Valley | Greyhound Rock | Grover Beach |  Guadalupe | Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes | Gualala | Guerneville

- H - Half Moon Bay has Mavericks Big Wave Surfing; Hollywood is a top tourist attraction with studio tours
Half Moon Bay | Henry Cowell Redwoods | Hermosa Beach | Hesperia | Hillsborough | Hollywood | Humboldt County | Huntington Beach

- I - Idyllwild is a mountain resort; Imperial Beach is near the Mexico border and Irvine is one of the smartest cities
Idyllwild | Imperial Beach | Indio | Indio Date Festival | Inglewood  | Irvine | Irvine Cove Beach  | Isla Vista Beach 

- J - Johnsons Beach on the Russian River in Guerneville is a time warp
Johnsons Beach 

- K -

- L - MTV loves Laguna Beach while Long Beach and Los Angeles offer cruise ships, ports and tons of boats
La Conchita | Lafayette | Laguna Beach | Laguna Niguel | La Jolla | Lake Forest | Lathrop | La Selva Beach | Las Flores View Pt.  | Lee Vining (Mono Lake) | Leo Carillo State Beach  | Leucadia | Lido Island | Limekiln-SP | Links Page | Little Balboa Island | Little River | Lodi | Loleta | Lompoc | Long Beach | Loomis | Los Alamitos | Los Alamos | Los Angeles | Los Olivos | Los Osos | Lost Coast | Lover's Point BeachLucia

- M - Malibu and Manhattan are two L.A. beach destinations, Monterey features the best aquarium on the West Coast
MacKerricher State Park  | Main Beach | Malibu | Mammoth Lakes | Mammoth Lakes Snowmobiling | Manhattan Beach | Mare Island | Marina | Marina del Rey | Mariner's Mile | Marshall | McKinleyville | Mendocino | Mendocino Headlands State Park | Menlo Park | Mill Valley | Miramar Beach | Mission Beach | Mission Viejo | Monastery Beach | Monrovia | Monterey | Monte Rio | Moonlight Beach | Moonstone Beach | Morgan Hill | Morongo Valley | Morro Bay | Moss Beach | Moss Landing | Moss Point Beach  | Mother's Beach -Long Beach | Mother's Beach - Marina del Rey |  Mountain Road Beach  | Mountain View | Murphys | Mussel Shoals  

- N - Napa Wine Country is tasty while Newport Beach is The OC, a trend-setting beach mecca
Napa | Naples | Natural Bridges |  Nepenthe | Nevada City | New Brighton | Newcastle | Newport Beach | Newport Beach JettyNipomo | Norwalk

- O - Oakland's Jack London Square hosts a great farmer's market while Oxnard has boat trips to Channel Islands
Oakland | Oak Street Beach | O'Brien | Ocean Beach SD | Ocean Beach SF | Oceano | Oceanside | Ojai | Olde Port Beach | Opal Cliffs | Ophir | Orange | Orange County | Orange County Beaches| Orange County Maps| Orcutt | Orinda | Ormond Beach | Oso Flaco | Oxnard

- P - Palm Springs has golf courses and casinos, Pebble Beach - 17 mile drive and Pismo Beach - hotels on the sand
Pacifica | Pacific Beach | Pacific Grove | Pacific Palisades| Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Palo AltoPalos Verdes Estates | Paradise Cove |  Pasadena | Paso Robles | Pearl Street Beach | Pebble Beach | Pebble Beach - Sonoma | Penryn | Perris | Pescadero Beach | Petaluma | Picnic Beach | Piedras BlancasPigeon Point | Pillar Point | Pirate's Cove -Avila | Pirate's Cove -Newport | Pismo Beach | Pixley | Placentia | Placerville | Playa del Rey | Poche Beach | Point Arena | Point Dume State Beach | Point Fermin | Point Loma | Point Lobos | Point Mugu | Point Piedras Blancas | Point Pinos | Point Reyes Station | Point Sur | Pomponio Beach| Pomona | Port Hueneme | Port San Luis | Privates Beach 

- R - Redondo, Rincon and Rockaway all feature surfing while Rodeo Drive has shopping
Ragged Point | Rancho Mirage | Rancho Palos Verdes | Redcrest | ReddingRedondo Beach | Redwood City | Redwood City Dining | Rincon Beach | Riverside | Rockaway Beach | Rodeo Drive | Roseville | Rossmoor | Running Springs | Russian Gulch | Rutherford

- S - Sacramento is the California State Capitol, San Jose is Silicon Valley and San Diego is CA's 2nd largest city
Sacramento | Salinas | Salt Creek Beach  | Samoa | San Bernardino | San Carlos| San Clemente | San Clemente Island | San Diego | San Diego Beaches |  San Elijo SB | San Francisco | San Jose | San Juan Bautista | San Juan Capistrano |  San Luis Obispo | San Mateo County | San Marcos Pass |  San Marino | San Mateo | San Miguel | San Miguel Island | San Nicolas Island | San Pedro | San Rafael | San Simeon | Sand City | Sand Hill Bluff | Santa Ana | Santa Barbara | Santa Barbara County | Santa Barbara Island | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz Island | Santa Maria | Santa Monica | Santa Rosa | Santa Rosa Island | Santa Ynez | Sausalito  | Scotts Valley | Seabright Beach | Seacliff State Beach | Seal Beach | Sea Ranch | Seascape | Seaside | Sebastopol |  Shasta | Shasta Lake | Shaw's CoveShell Beach | Sherman Oaks |  Signal Hill | Silver Lake | Silver Strand | Simi Valley | Sleepy Hollow BeachSolana Beach |  Soledad | Solvang | Sonoma | Sonora | Southern California Beaches | South Lake Tahoe | South San Francisco | St. Ann's Street Beach | St. Helena | Stanford | Stockton | Summerland | Sunnyvale | Sunset Beach | Surf Beach | Surfside | Swami's Beach   | Sycamore Cove Beach 

- T - Temecula means wine tasting & casinos, Tomales is a bay for hikes and The Wedge & Tourmaline are surf crazy
Temecula | Templeton | Thalia Street Beach | The Wedge | Thousand Oaks | Tiburon | Tomales | Torrance | Torrance Beach | Tourmaline Beach | Trabuco Canyon | Treasure Island Beach | Tuolumne | Twentynine Palms | Two Harbors 

- U - Universal City is the home of Universal Studios Hollywood, a theme park with studio tours, dining, shops
Universal City

- V - Vacaville has nuts, Vandenberg missiles, Venice has Muscle Beach and Ventura offers superb cuisine
Vacaville | Vallejo | Valley Wells | Vandenberg Base |  Venice Beach | Venidita Beach |  Ventura | Victoria Beach  | Victorville

- W - West Hollywood is the Wild Hollywood night club scene, Westminster has Little Saigon
Waddell Beach | Walnut Creek |  Watts | Weaverville | Weott | West Hollywood | Westlake Village | Westley | Westminster | Westside LA | Whale Rock Reservoir |  Whiskeytown | Whittier | Williams | Willits | Wilmington | Windansea Beach | Windsor | Winters  | Woodley Island | Wood's Cove Beach | Woodside

- Y - Yermo has Calico Ghost Town attraction, Yosemite mountains feature Christmas Bracebridge Dinners
Yermo | Yorba Linda | Yosemite National Park | Yosemite National Park Hotels | Yountville | Yuba County

 

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