Zuma Beach, Malibu, California
Located: Approximately 30 miles west of Los Angeles, right off the famed Pacific Coast Highway
One of California's most popular state beaches, it's no wonder Zuma has appeared in many Hollywood productions, including Baywatch and Planet of the Apes. Long, wide shorelines and clean, white sand are characteristic of this laid-back Malibu hot spot. Want to add a little adventure to the mix? We recommend hiking to the top of nearby Point Dume - the view of Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island is amazing.
Fit Factor: Aside from the beach's excellent surfing conditions, Zuma also offers great diving, fishing and, of course, swimming - just be mindful of the particularly strong rip currents in the area.