California Beach Photos

Our collection of scenic beach pictures...click any picture for an enlarged view.

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The sun sets under a thick cloud of smoke at Sunset Beach, 11/15/08

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The smoke stretches out toward Catalina Island. View from Huntington Beach above Goldenwest.

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Sunset Beach, 11/15/08

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Sunset Beach Water Tower under a cloud of smoke, 11/15/08

Above:  views of Sunset and Huntington Beach on 11/15/08.  Los Angeles and Orange Counties are covered in a thick cloud of smoke as fires burn in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Corona, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Chino Hills and other areas along the 210 freeway all the way to the 14 freeway. 

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Crystal Cove, 9/1/08

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San Clemente State Beach, 8/19/08

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, 3/21/08

Huntington Beach Cliffs View, 5/17/08
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Also known as "Goldenwest", "Huntington City Beach" or "Dog Beach"
Huntington Beach, Goldenwest
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View from cliffs, good place to watch surfing
Huntington Beach, Goldenwest
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Head high + waves, 5/17/08
 
Seal Beach
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View of the beach on the North side of Seal Beach Pier
Bolsa Chica, in Huntington Beach
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Bolsa Chica State Beach
San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles
 
San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach
San Onofre State Beach
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San Onofre Bluffs
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Trestles Beach
 

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach

 

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach

San Onofre State Beach
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Trestles Beach and lagoon at the mouth of San Mateo Creek.

 
       

Enjoy our beautiful California beaches, but please remember to take of them! 

Please help keep our beaches clean, take a few moments to pick up your area.  Plastic trash such as fast food containers, straws, plastic bags, do a lot of harm to the environment. Our beaches need your help.  Ever consider joining a beach cleanup?  For more information go to
www.surfrider.org, click on "chapters" and look for beach cleanups or check their calendar links to find a beach cleanup event near you.

To learn more about the damage done to our marine environment by plastics, visit these great sites below:

Algalita Marine Research Foundation
http://www.algalita.org/

Plastic Debris Rivers to Sea Project
A project of Algalita Marine Research Foundation and the California Coastal Commission:
http://www.plasticdebris.org/

Surfrider Foundation, Rise Against Plastics
http://riseaboveplastics.blogspot.com/

Plastic also affects other ecosystems and wildlife.  See this story on the Orange County Zoo website:  http://www.oczoo.com/samson.htm

Looking for more information on State Beaches?
Visit the State Parks webpages below for directions, hours of operation, camping info, parking and fees:

California State Parks, Bolsa Chica State Beach
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=642

California State Parks, San Onofre State Beach
(Includes San Mateo Campground, San Onofre Surf Beach/Trestles Beach & San Onofre Bluffs):
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=647