Paradise Cove beach in Los Angeles: a tiny strip of sand

Heisler Park isn't exactly in Los Angeles--it's closer to Orange Country than Santa Monica

Santa Monica Beach is one of the most iconic places in L.A.

El Matador State Beach sand and waves may want to find another spot, but the rugged coastline does offer some Instagram-worthy views 

Zuma is situated at the very end of Malibu and is a popular spot for locals and destination beach-goers

Leo Carillo is the kind of beach an Angelino takes you to straight from the airport.

this South Bay beach has everything you need for a long afternoon in the sand. 

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