Left Coast Treasures
California and the Pacific Northwest are home to many iconic and stunning stretches of beach. From the glamour of Malibu to the rugged, rock-strewn shores of Washington and Oregon, there's plenty to enjoy. West Coast water temperatures are significantly chillier than those in Florida or Texas (some even require donning a wetsuit in midsummer), but what these beaches lack in warmth, they make up for in beauty. We looked to online reviews from beachgoers and local guides, took into account average water temperatures, sights to see, available activities, and overall beauty to bring you the top beaches along the West Coast that are worth a visit this summer.
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