1. Venice Beach

9.4
Beach · Venice Beach · Venice Beach (along the Pacific Ocean), Venice, CA

PepsiPepsi: What's more impressive, the waves or the boardwalk's parade of characters? Be sure to check out Muscle Beach and ask someone which way the gym is

Santa Monica State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

2. Santa Monica State Beach

9.5
Beach · Downtown Santa Monica · 1432 Palisades Beach Rd (at Colorado Ave.), Santa Monica, CA

Trails.comTrails.com: The Santa Monica Beach Bike Path extends from Will Rogers State Beach, at its northern terminus, south through Venice and Marina Del Rey to the bridge that crosses Ballona Creek. Read more.

Point Dume State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

3. Point Dume State Beach

9.3
Beach · Point Dume · 7401 S Birdview Ave, Malibu, CA

365CheapDates.com K.365CheapDates.com Kayla: Good spot for many activities, including rock climbing and scuba diving. This was Cheap Date Idea #10 on my blog. Read more.

Leo Carrillo State Beach Visitor Center is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

4. Leo Carrillo State Beach Visitor Center

7.6
Beach · 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy (at Muholland Hwy.), Malibu, CA

Trails.comTrails.com: The beach is stabilized to some extent by minor rocky breaks in the shoreline & by extensive kelp beds offshore. At Sequit Point you’ll find good surfing, swimming, skin diving & cave/cove clusters. Read more.

5. Zuma Beach

9.4
Beach · Western Malibu · 30050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Kenton C.Kenton Copple: Perfect shoreline for skimboarding during mid/high-tide, just be extra cautious hitting those swells!

Manhattan Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

6. Manhattan Beach

9.3
Beach · North End · Along the Strand (at the Pacific Ocean), Manhattan Beach, CA
Paradise Cove is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

7. Paradise Cove

8.6
Beach · 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy (at Paradise Cove Rd.), Malibu, CA

AristeAriste: OMG - you can order wine & beer from the restaurant and enjoy it on the beach with the sand at your feet, sun shining & waves lapping. Everything seems to taste better!

8. El Matador State Beach

9.2
Beach · Western Malibu · 32215 Pacific Coast Hwy (at El Matador Beach Rd.), Malibu, CA

BollareBollare: Bypass Zuma Beach for this serene stretch tucked behind the cliffs. It’s a hike to the water but breathtaking rock formations and lack of people are worth it. Bring a jacket and $8 to park. —Rachael

Bolsa Chica State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

9. Bolsa Chica State Beach

9.1
Beach · 18000 Pacific Coast Hwy (btwn Seapoint St. & Warner Ave.), Huntington Beach, CA

Simon & Schuster M.Simon & Schuster Manager: There is always plenty of room at Bolsa Chica for moderate-level surfers to catch a wave, according to Peter Heller, author of KOOK, which explores t the science of surfing. http://bit.ly/pwAiqE

Huntington Beach City Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

10. Huntington Beach City Beach

9.4
Beach · Downtown Huntington Beach · 103 Pacific Coast Hwy (btwn Beach Blvd. & Seapoint St.), Huntington Beach, CA
City of Laguna Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

11. City of Laguna Beach

9.4
City · California
Corona del Mar State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

12. Corona del Mar State Beach

9.3
Beach · Corona del Mar · 2900 T St. (at Iris Ave.), Newport Beach, CA
San Onofre State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

13. San Onofre State Beach

8.6
Beach · Beach Club Rd, Camp Pendelton, CA
Mission Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

14. Mission Beach

9.4
Beach · San Diego, CA

Ray E.Ray Elkins: Great place to jog, walk, bike, blade or just sit and people watch. South Mission Jetty to Crystal Pier and back = 5.25 miles. Grab some food @ World Famous if you get hungry.

Coronado Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

15. Coronado Beach

9.6
Beach · 1063 Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA

Examiner.comExaminer.com: This beach is full of lush vegetation and great for ship watching and warm mild surf. Coronado made 2010's top 10 beaches making it a must! Read more.

Ocean Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

16. Ocean Beach

9.2
Beach · San Diego, CA

Christian D.Christian D: most relaxing and laid back beach in San Diego, the pier and the cliffs are a bonus!

17. Black's Beach

8.9
Beach · Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA

Boxfire PressBoxfire Press: Justin McLachlan, author of the upcoming novel Time Up, here. If you can handle the hike down (and up) this is San Diego's most scenic—and unofficially clothing optional—beaches.

Imperial Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

18. Imperial Beach

8.9
City · California

Christa G.Christa Gentile: If you want to come to the US Open Sandcastle competition, get here at 7AM!

La Jolla Shores Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

19. La Jolla Shores Beach

9.5
Beach · La Jolla Shores · La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA

Jason F.Jason F: Beautiful beach with plenty of action on a nice warm day.

La Jolla Cove is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

20. La Jolla Cove

9.6
Beach · Village · 1200 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA

Laura A.Laura Araujo: Climb on the rocks and watch the seals.

Torrey Pines State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

21. Torrey Pines State Beach

9.5
Beach · North Torrey Pines Rd. (Located One Mile S Of Del Mar), La Jolla, CA

ryan t.ryan taylor: Go Hike Torrey Pines reserve down to the beach. Reward yourself with a swim to cool off afterward.

Malibu Public Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

22. Malibu Public Beach

8.5
Surf Spot · Eastern Malibu · 22126 1/2 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

Jerald B.Jerald Bondoc: Best place to get away from everything along the PCH

Redondo Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

23. Redondo Beach

9.0
Beach · South Redondo Beach · Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA

Michael K.Michael Kerper: What a great beach! South Bay is just the best!

Newport Beach, CA is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

24. Newport Beach, CA

City · California

Sherry B.Sherry Bray: I LOVE IT!!!

Laguna Beach Boardwalk is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

25. Laguna Beach Boardwalk

9.2
Beach · Main Beach · 101 S Coast Hwy (Broadway St), Laguna Beach, CA

Rae G.Rae Gross: Lots of benches to sit on and watch tourists, volleyball courts and beach goers

Rincon Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

26. Rincon Beach

7.1
Beach · California

Derek B.Derek Broes: Pick a spot where rocks are not high, otherwise it blocks the view

Surfrider Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

27. Surfrider Beach

8.2
Surf Spot · Eastern Malibu · 23180 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA

Degree MenDegree Men: One of the smoothest rides found anywhere, often crowded with surfers competing for every wave. It is one of the most idyllic locations where the backdrops are the mansions of the rich and powerful.

East Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

28. East Beach

9.2
Beach · E Cabrillo Blvd (btw Stearns Wharf & Andree Clark Bird Refuge), Santa Barbara, CA

Mads F.Mads Fuhr: Check out the always sunny rooftop patio overlooking Santa Barbara Habour - brilliant!

Dockweiler State Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

29. Dockweiler State Beach

8.3
Beach · Playa del Rey · 12501 Vista del Mar (at Imperial Hwy), Playa del Rey, CA

Los AngelesLos Angeles: Build a sandcastle & a bonfire @ Dockweiler Beach - http://ht.ly/5CuJe

Butterfly Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

30. Butterfly Beach

8.7
Beach · Channel Drive, Montecito, CA

lori l.lori lama: Great beach with a private feel, walk dogs. Walk, run or just relax on the beach. Parking is limited on the street so be patient. The landscape is gorgeous!!!!

Crystal Cove Beach is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

31. Crystal Cove Beach

9.4
Beach · Pelican Hill · North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
Hermosa Beach - The Strand is one of Beach Bouncing in So Cal.

32. Hermosa Beach - The Strand

9.1
Beach · The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA (Pier Avenue), Los Angeles, CA