The map of the California coast will amaze you just how many miles of beautiful beaches both in northern and southern California there are. The California coast has 840 miles of coastline, so to say it has hundreds of beaches is an understatement.

A lot of these beaches aren’t necessarily named, and some are state beaches. To get the list of all the California beaches, in alphabetical order, and a map of them, check out this guide.

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There are not many places in the world where you can get to the beach in an hour, the desert in two hours and snowboarding or skiing in three hours. You can do all that in California. – Alex Pettyfer

Map Of The Northern And Southern California Coast

A map of the state of California and its coast highlighted in red. You can see the beaches along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Google Maps

We got this map off of Google Maps, but you can find maps that are a little more detailed once you pick out a beach to visit. As someone born and raised in Southern California I can tell you that no matter what beach you visit it will be gorgeous.

The northern part of the state is mountainous and rocky, and the southern part of the state has beautiful sandy beaches where you can surf and suntan.

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All California Coast Beaches

Here is the complete list of all the public beaches California has to offer. This list is in alphabetical order:

  1. 1,000 Steps Beach
  2. Albany Beach
  3. Aliso Creek County Beach
  4. Aquatic Park
  5. Arched Rock Beach
  6. Arroyo Burro Beach
  7. Asilomar State Beach
  8. Ávila Beach
  9. Baker Beach
  10. Balboa Beach
  11. Bayside Drive County Beach
  12. Beach State Park
  13. Beacon’s Beach
  14. Bean Hollow State Beach
  15. Black’s Beach
  16. Blind Beach
  17. Bolsa Chica State Beach
  18. Boneyard Beach
  19. Border Field State Park
  20. Broad Beach [1]
  21. Brooks Beach
  22. Buccaneer Beach
  23. Butterfly Beach
  24. Cabrillo Beach Park
  25. Capistrano Beach
  26. Capitola State Beach
  27. Cardiff State Beach
  28. Carlsbad City Beach
  29. Carlsbad State Beach
  30. Carmel Beach City Park
  31. Carmel River State Beach
  32. Carmet Beach
  33. Carpinteria State Beach
  34. Caspar Headlands State Beach
  35. Cayucos State Beach
  36. Channel Islands Beach
  37. Children’s Pool Beach
  38. China Beach
  39. China Cove Beach
  40. Clam Beach
  41. Clam Beach County Park
  42. Coleman Beach
  43. Corona del Mar State Beach
  44. Coronado Municipal Beach
  45. County Line Beach
  46. Cowell Ranch Beach
  47. Crescent Bay Point Park
  48. Crescent Beach
  49. Crown Memorial State Beach
  50. Crystal Cove State Park
  1. D Street Viewpoint
  2. Del Mar Beach, Camp Pendleton
  3. Del Mar City Beach
  4. Dillon beach
  5. Diver’s Cove
  6. Dockweiler State Beach
  7. Doheny State Beach
  8. Doran Beach
  9. Doran Regional Park
  10. Dunes Beach
  11. East Beach
  12. El Capitán State Beach
  13. El Granada Beach
  14. El Matador State Beach
  15. El Pescador State Beach
  16. El Porto Beach
  17. El Segundo Beach
  18. Emma Wood State Beach
  19. Estero Bluffs State Park
  20. Fletcher Cove Park
  21. Fort Funston Beach
  22. Fort Ross State Historic Park
  23. Francis Beach
  24. Gaviota State Park
  25. Gazos Creek State Beach
  26. Gleason Beach
  27. Goat Rock Beach
  28. Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  29. Golden Gate National Recreation Area – includes
  30. Golden Gate National Recreation Area – includes
  31. Goleta Beach Park
  32. Grandview
  33. Gray Whale Cove State Beach
  34. Gualala Point Regional Park
  35. Half Moon Bay State Beach, which includes:
  36. Harbor Beach, California
  37. Hermosa City Beach
  38. Humboldt Lagoons State Park
  39. Huntington City Beach
  40. Huntington State Beach
  41. Imperial Beach
  42. Jalama Beach County Park
  43. John Little State Reserve
  44. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  45. Komo Beach
  46. Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve
  47. La Jolla Cove
  48. La Jolla Shores
  49. La Jolla Strand Park
  50. La Piedra State Beach
  51. Laguna Beach
  52. Lands End Beach
  53. Lechuza Beach
  54. Leo Carrillo State Park
  55. Light House State Beach
  56. Little Corona del Mar Beach
  57. Little River State Beach
  58. Long Beach City Beach
  59. Long View Park
  60. Lookout County Park
  61. Mackerricher State Park
  62. Main article: List of beaches in San Diego, California
  63. Main Beach
  64. Malibu Lagoon State Beach
  65. Manchester State Park
  66. Mandalay State Beach
  67. Manhattan Beach County Park
  68. Manresa State Beach
  69. Marina State Beach
  70. Marine Street Beach
  71. Marshall’s Beach
  72. Martin’s State Beach
  73. McGrath State Beach
  74. Miller/Knox Beach
  75. Miramar Beach
  76. Mission Beach
  77. Miwok Beach
  78. Montaña de Oro State Park
  79. Montara State Beach
  80. Monterey State Beach
  81. Moonlight Beach
  82. Morro Bay State Park
  83. Morro Rock Beach
  84. Morro Strand State Beach
  85. Mount Tamalpais State Park
  86. Mussel Rock Park
  87. Natural Bridges State Beach
  88. Newport Municipal Beach
  89. North Salmon Creek Beach
  90. Northridge Park
  91. Ocean Beach
  92. Ocean Beach City Beach
  93. Ocean Beach Park
  94. Oceanside City Beach
  95. Oxnard Beach Park
  96. Pacific Beach
  97. Pacific Ocean
  98. Palisades Park
  99. Patricks Point State Park
  100. Pebble Beach
  101. Pelican Point Beach
  102. Pelican State Beach
  103. Pescadero State Beach
  104. Picnic Beach
  105. Pigeon Point Beach
  106. Pipes
  107. Pismo State Beach
  108. Playa Del Rey
  109. Poche Beach
  110. Point Dume State Beach
  111. Point Lobos State Reserve
  112. Point Mugu State Park
  113. Point Reyes National Seashore
  114. Point Sal State Beach
  115. Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park
  116. Pomponio State Beach
  117. Ponto Beach
  118. Poopie town beach
  119. Poplar Beach
  120. Port Hueneme Beach Park
  121. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  122. Radio Beach
  123. RAT Beach
  124. Redondo Beach State Park
  125. Redondo State Beach
  126. Redwood National Park
  127. Refugio State Beach
  128. Rincon Beach Park
  129. Robert Meyer Memorial State Beach
  130. Rockaway Beach
  131. Rockpile Beach
  132. Rocky Point
  133. Roosevelt Beach (also known as Naples Beach)
  134. Royal Palms State Beach
  135. Russian Gulch State Park
  136. Salinas River State Park
  137. Salt Creek County Beach
  138. Salt Point State Park
  139. San Buenaventura State Beach
  140. San Clemente City Beach
  141. San Clemente State Beach
  142. San Elijo State Beach
  143. San Francisco Bay
  144. San Gregorio Private Beach
  145. San Gregorio State Beach
  146. San Onofre State Beach
  147. Santa Ana River County Beach
  148. Santa Barbara East Beach
  149. Santa Barbara Shores County Park
  150. Santa Cruz Beach
  151. Santa Cruz Beach
  152. Santa Monica State Beach
  153. Scaroni Road beach
  154. Schoolhouse Beach
  155. Schooner Gulch State Beach
  156. Seacliff State Beach
  157. Seal Beach
  158. Seascape Surf
  159. Shaw’s Cove
  160. Shell Beach
  161. Shell Beach
  162. Silver Strand Beach
  163. Silver Strand State Beach
  164. Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
  165. Sonoma Coast State Beach
  166. South Carlsbad State Beach
  167. South Oceanside Beach
  168. South Salmon Creek Beach
  169. Stillwater Cove Regional Park
  170. Stinson Beach Park
  171. Stone Steps Beach
  172. Sunset Beach
  173. Sunset State Beach
  174. Surf Beach
  175. Surfside Beach
  176. Swamis
  177. Terra Mar Point
  178. Tide Beach Park
  179. Tomales Bay State Park
  180. Topanga State Beach
  181. Torrance County Beach
  182. Torrey Pines State Beach
  183. Tourmaline Surfing Park
  184. Trinidad State Beach
  185. Tuntis Beach
  186. Twin Lakes State Beach
  187. Vallejo Beach
  188. Venice Beach
  189. Venice City Beach
  190. Victoria Beach
  191. West Jetty View Park
  192. West Street Beach
  193. Westport-Union Landing State Beach
  194. Will Rogers State Beach
  195. William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach
  196. Windansea Beach
  197. Wrights Beach
  198. Zmudowski State Beach
  199. Zuma Beach County Park

I hope you liked the list and maps of the California coast beautiful beaches. Let us know in the comments below what your favorite beach is in California? Do you like the southern or northern coast better?

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About The Author

Kate is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's degree and is currently working on getting her Masters of Arts in English at Southern New Hampshire University. She loves to read and learn about all things space, a fanatic of NASA and the latest space science news. She currently lives in Texas with her two pit bulls, Lennox and Bentley.