California Beach Vacation

Resources & Information

You'll find these resources a big help in planning a California beach vacation. They provide information on recreation, attractions, accommodations, points of interest, entertainment and more. Some of them also have maps you can view online or download.

General California Vacation Information

California Tourism
Order the excellent free California Visitor's Guide. You'll find information on California's various regions, and maps for getting around. Plenty of information on California vacations, including attractions and accommodations.

California State Parks
Provides information on all the California State Parks and Beaches. For many parks, you can download free park brochures and/or park maps from this web site.

California Beach Information

California Coastal Commission
Offers information about California beach access, including information about beach wheelchairs (where you can download A Wheelchair Rider's Guide to the Los Angeles County and Orange County Coast) and the California Coastal Trail.

Heal the Bay Beach Report Card
Have a healthy California vacation at California beaches by checking on the water quality before you go. This site reports on over 430 beaches from Sonoma County to San Diego County. Also reports beach closures.

California Beach Activities and Recreation

Shore Diving - USA West

Provides extensive information on places to go diving along the California coast. Includes photos, directions, and reviews.

Your RV Lifestyle
Provides information and advice for RV enthusiasts, including tips for choosing campgrounds, RV travel, and advice on purchasing an RV.

California Beach Vacation Ideas and Travelogues

The American West Travelogue: California
Offers articles on numerous beaches and points of interest along the California coast. Extensive photos.

More California Beach Resources

Northern California Beach Vacation Resources | San Francisco Bay Area Beach Vacation Resources