Best Beaches in Los Angeles

Locals’ favorite places

1. Venice Beach
178local recommendations
2. Santa Monica State Beach
101local recommendations
Meenu says “Santa Monica beach is an iconic example of the famed Southern California beaches. Both sand and ocea...” ·
3. Manhattan Beach
78local recommendations
Louise says “One of our favorite beaches... park in the 26th street parking lot or free on the street-- try to ge...” ·
4. Malibu Surfrider Beach
23050 Pacific Coast Hwy
13local recommendations
Jc says “The place that makes it into the international surf guides. The waves are really long and relatively...” ·
5. Hermosa Beach
46local recommendations
Carol says “Walking distance to one of the most beautiful beaches in LA. Many bars, shops, and restaurants, as ...” ·
6. Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
4135 Admiralty Way
44local recommendations
Alicia says “Easy to reach secret beach, no waiting in lines to park, on the marina where they do paddleboard les...” ·
7. Playa Del Rey Beach
7313-7351 S Marine Ave
10local recommendations
8. Will Rogers State Beach
17000 Pacific Coast Hwy
38local recommendations
Kat says “Clean beaches with plenty of parking, close to beachside restaurants.” ·
9. Dockweiler Beach
12001 Vista Del Mar
37local recommendations
Christy says “Watch the airplanes fly overhead, rent bikes along the beach path, roast s'mores over the bonfire pi...” ·
10. Topanga Beach
18700 Pacific Coast Hwy
25local recommendations
Cindy And Jim
Cindy And Jim says “Lifeguard (might be seasonal), restrooms, surfing, gorgeous! Pay to park in the lot, but free parkin...” ·
11. Rosie's Dog Beach
5000 E Ocean Blvd
18local recommendations
Byron says “Where else can you play with dogs on the beach?” ·
12. Cabrillo Beach
10local recommendations
Rasool says “One of the few places you can have a beach bonfire. There are about 5-10 bonfire pits, so be sure to...” ·
13. Carbon Beach
8local recommendations
Maywen says “Closest beach to our home. You have to keep your eyes peeled for "entrance" signs because the beachf...” ·
14. Torrance Beach
5local recommendations
Jean Pierre & Eloisa
Jean Pierre & Eloisa says “Ideal for all family (5 minutes by car)”
15. Rancho Palos Verdes Beach
1 Trump National Dr
2local recommendations
Tami says “Cliffs, Trails and a beautiful beach,” ·
16. Long Beach City Beach
3local recommendations