The Guide to Eight Great Beaches in L.A.

El Matador Beach | Photo courtesy of Shawn Park, Flickr

Los Angeles is the best city to experience the quintessential endless summer in Southern California. We rounded up eight of the best beaches in L.A., from Malibu to the South Bay.

The City of Angels once again gets a star turn courtesy of La La Land. The characters Mia and Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, sashay around town in love with each other and Los Angeles. Read on for how to make your own magic during a movie-like visit.

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380 Santa Monica Pier
90401 Santa Monica , CA
Free
3100-2700 Ocean Front Walk
90291 Venice , CA
Free
23050 Pacific Coast Hwy.
90265 Malibu , CA
Free
400-500 The Strand
90266 Manhattan Beach , CA
Free
Hermosa Ave. and 33rd St.
90254 Hermosa Beach , CA
Free
3720 Steven M. White Dr.
90731 San Pedro , CA
Free
32100 Pacific Coast Hwy
90265 Malibu , CA
35000 W Pacific Coast Hwy
90265 Malibu , CA