10 Best Beaches In and Around Los Angeles

There are few better ways available to Los Angeles residents to cool down from the blistering heat of summer than to hit the beach. And hit them, we do—in droves—on weekends, holidays, and whenever we can find a moment (and a parking place!).

Los Angeles Magazine has compiled their picks for the 10 Best Beaches, each one targeted to a specific kind of beach-goer. Did your favorite make the list?

  1. Doggy Day Care: Arroyo Burro Beach
  2. Hawaii Calls: Mondos
  3. Hide and Seek: El Matador State Beach
  4. Million Dollar Baby: Carbon Beach East
  5. Family Matters: Avenue 26
  6. Game On: Hermosa Beach
  7. Lone Ranger: Ocean Trails, Trump National Golf Club
  8. Windy City: Cabrillo Beach
  9. Rustic Retreat: Crystal Cove State Park
  10. Fireside Chat: Montage Laguna Beach


(h/t Huffington Post)

Previously on LAist
- Huntington Beach's Dog Beach Named #1 in Country
- Best Ocean Swimming? Will Rogers State Beach, Says Nature Conservancy
- Where the Boys Are: the 5 Gayest Beaches in Southern California