We combed the sands from coast to coast to seek out the beaches with hot lifeguards, killer waves, and sexy sunbathers—the trifecta of summer! Check out our list and start planning your fun in the sun.
Beautiful people, shiny cars, big sunglasses and little lap dogs pretty much sums up this spot. You’ll find beach volleyball courts that seem to stretch for miles, and bodysurfing near the pier. With any luck, you’ll run into blonde bombshell Maria Sharapova, a Manhattan Beach resident. The best time to go is over the weekend, when the place is swarming with young sun-kissed singles—about a third of all residents are between 25 and 44 years old.