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10 Best Beaches In and Around Los Angeles

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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