8 Stunning Beaches to Build Your California Bucket List

No matter what part of the world you live in, you’ve probably daydreamed of visiting the Golden State. It’s one of our daydream destinations, too! California is a travel hot spot and the most visited state in the U.S. Well-known for Hollywood, Disneyland, and the Golden Gate Bridge, California is also home to incredible wineries, world-class universities, and, most importantly, numerous breathtaking beaches along 800-miles of Pacific Coastline. California’s beaches range from sandy to rocky, sunny to foggy, and everything in between. No visit to the Golden State is complete without a sunset view from the shore, so add these eight stunning beaches to your California bucket list:

1. El Matador State Beach 

Trover photo by Michael Gallagher. 

2. Natural Bridges State Beach

Trover photo by Arial Bauman.

3. Torrey Pines State Beach

Trover photo by Lance Emerson Photography.

4. Victoria Beach 

Trover photo by Pixamundo.

5. Manhattan Beach

Trover photo by Glenn Adams.

6. Ocean Beach

Trover photo by Ai Long. 

7. Baker Beach

Trover photo by Yi-ching lin.

8. Pfeiffer Beach

Trover photo by Christina Smith.

Rumor has it that there are more than 400 public beaches in the Golden State. Be sure to share your California beach finds with the Trover community!