El Matador State Beach is even more impressive than its name. As the best and most popular beach in Malibu, there are huge expectations. Driving along this stretch of the PCH to this semi-remote beach spot is almost as enjoyable as the beach itself.
This southern California family beach spot is a wonderful place to spend a day. Fun for locals as well as tourists, Moonlight Beach is probably what you are looking for. Located a short drive just outside San Diego in the sleepy beach town of Encinitas.
The Border Field State Park beach is wildly beautiful and mostly deserted on the US side. The water is polluted, and there is a barrier wall jutting out into the Pacific. This beach spot is surreal and not terribly pleasant to visit.
Black’s beach is a world class surf spot that doubles as a nude beach. Access to the beach is difficult, due to the adjacent 300 ft. cliffs. It is rugged, remote and fringed by some of the most expensive residential real estate in the world.
The Calafia State Beach is a great California beach vacation spot. There are railroad tracks on the beautiful beach and when the trains pass, its super cool. A good quiet place for families and swimming.