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Beach Bonfire at Ocean Beach

San Francisco / Ocean Beach

Yes, it's often cold in the city.

Brian Heifferon
580 Saves

Exploring Pearl Street Beach's Arch Rock

Orange County / Pearl St. Beach

Pearl Street Beach is a great spot to just chill and watch (and photograph) the sunset with friends and family. Parking for the beach can be found on S. Coast Hwy (the 1) and is meter parking.

Ben Lertsakdadet
580 Saves

Bodysurf Thousand Steps Beach

Orange County / Thousand Steps Beach

Park at the intersection of Highway 1 and 9th Ave in Laguna Beach. Walk down the steps—there are more like 300 than 1000—and once you hit the beach, head south.

Kat Carney
515 Saves

Camp at Francis Beach Campground

San Francisco / Half Moon Bay SB

If you love to log as much water time as possible, this little gem is the campsite for you.

Austin Brizgys
482 Saves

Catch a Sunset at Newport Pier

Orange County / Newport Pier

Newport Pier is located just south of Huntington Beach at the center of the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Pier, the more crowded pier of Newport Beach, is nearby to the south.

Tiffany Nguyen
437 Saves

Exploring Rodeo Beach

San Francisco / Fort Cronkhite - Rodeo Beach

Rodeo beach is 10 minute drive past the Golden Gate. Pack up the car with a couple beverages and something to eat, then spend the afternoon and evening taking in the sunset.

Griffin Moon
412 Saves

Camp at Thornhill Broome State Beach

Los Angeles / Thornhill Broome State Beach

Take PCH through Malibu towards Oxnard and the campground will be on your left. There is no day use here and you can drive right to your campsite.

Nina Pham
240 Saves

Mellow Day at Waimea Bay

Hawaii / Waimea Bay

If you're looking to get away from the summer crowds of Waikiki, you should consider heading to the North Shore.

Brian Heifferon
234 Saves

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