Whether you're up for surfing or sunbathing, there's an option for every type of beach-goer.
Aspiring actors head to California for the job opportunities. Foodies go for the tacos. And the rest of us? Well, we go for the beaches, obviously. Whether you're flying in to LAX, SFO, or SMF, we've gathered up the most spectacular white sand beaches in the Golden State.
To help you plan your getaway, we've pinpointed a mix of destinations for just about every type of beach-goer. From the best beaches for sunbathing and bird-watching to spots that are ideal for an active day of surfing or scuba diving, there's an option for you. All we ask is that you pack a big towel, a great camera, sunscreen, and prepare to enjoy some of the most gorgeous beaches in the United States. (Sorry Florida!)