BEACHCALIFORNIA offers an extensive Calendar of Events featuring fairs, festival and things to do throughout the hundreds of California Cities and locations. Below is a list of things to see and do at California's Beaches.


  11. There are 21 missions in California which include Mission San Luis Rey, Carmel Mission, Mission Santa Barbara and Mission San Juan Capistrano.  They provide a  historical displays of early California. Many are near the beach, following the trail of the Camino Real which Spanish  padres took in establishing a foothold in California. See the full list of missions
  12.  Sunsets range from golden and warm to cool pink and blue hues. Why we see  these colors.  Whatever the view, they all set over the beautiful Pacific Ocean, framed by buildings, piers, palm trees and long stretches of beach.  Please don't miss a California Beach Sunset.  It is a sight to behold. You might even consider getting married or renewing your vows at one of California's beautiful sunset beach spots.  In most cities, you can make reservations for a park location. Here is a Sunrise and Sunset Calculator which tells you the precise time the sun is setting.
  13.  Skating, blading & skateboarding is a breeze on more than 100 miles of paved ocean paths. 22-mile long Venice Beach path in the Los Angeles South Bay region is known as the "in-line skating capital of the world." There are numerous free public skateparks visitors bring their skateboards with them to enjoy. The biggest skate park in the U.S. is Vans Skate at the Block in Orange and one of the nicest parks we've seen at the beach is  Skater's Point in Santa Barbara
  14. 26 Lighthouses include Alcatraz, Anacapa Island, Battery Point, East Brother, Fort Point, LA Harbor (Angels Gate),  Montara, Old Point Loma,  Oxnard Harbour, Piedras Blancas, Pigeon Point, Point Arena, Point Bonita, Point Cabrillo, Point Fermin, Point Loma, Point Montara, Point Pinos, Point Reyes, Point Sur Lightstation, Point Vicente, Port Hueneme, Punta Gorda, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and St George lighthouse.
  15.  Bird watching at  Bolsa Chica wetlands in Huntington Beach. It provides 1700 acres of habitat, 1100 of which are wetlands supporting at least four endangered species of birds.  Upper Newport Bay is a 880-acre State Ecological Preserve  home to up to 30,000 birds including six endangered species. The San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserve, is a 202-acre wetland adjacent to University of California Irvine. 


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Cruise, Shopping , Old West, Aquariums, Wines
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Amusements, Flowers, Food, Movies, Snorkeling & Scuba
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Missions, Bird Watching, Blading & Skating, Lighthouses, Sunsets
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Surfing, Jet Skiing, Ships & Boats
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Sea Life & Zoos, Horseback, Cars,  Beach Volleyball, Sunbathe


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