Beach Guide to Los Angeles and Orange County

When you think of Los Angeles, you think of beaches! From iconic Santa Monica Beach to gorgeous Manhattan Beach to the rocky shores of Malibu, Los Angeles (plus Orange County and Ventura, too) have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

But some are better for kids and families than others. We have been to ALL the beaches, with kids ranging from babies to teens, and we know where to find the smallest swells for tiny tots, the best beach playgrounds, the coolest tidepools, and the best beach camping. Read on to discover the best beaches in LA!