Southern California Beaches

Enjoy our photos of Southern California beaches.

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A beach in San Clemente just after sunrise.
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Big waves arrive at the Huntington Beach Pier after a storm.
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#socalgram waves were pretty big today
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: A surfer falls after riding a high wave at The Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: A lifeguard patrols the nearly deserted Will Rogers State Beach as authorities warn people to stay away from the water as a precaution against a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Japan, on March 11, 2011 in Pacific Palisades, California. The 8.9 earthquake set off a massive tsunami that resulted in floods that closed airports and transit systems. Some 300 bodies were reportedly found on a beach in Sendai, Japan and another 110 bodies elsewhere. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: A surfer rides a high wave at The Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 11: (L - R) Leighana Murphy and Ted Lanpher walk across a portion of a beach between tsunami surges on March 11, 2011 in Half Moon Bay, California. A tsunami warning for Northern California has been issued and a voluntary evacuation is in effect in Half Moon Bay. (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: A lifeguard and Los Angeles Police Department helicopter patrol the nearly deserted Will Rogers State Beach as authorities warn people to stay away from the water as a precaution against a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Japan, on March 11, 2011 in Pacific Palisades, California. The 8.9 earthquake set off a massive tsunami that resulted in floods that closed airports and transit systems. Some 300 bodies were reportedly found on a beach in Sendai, Japan and another 110 bodies elsewhere. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SEAL BEACH, CA - MARCH 11: A lifeguard patrols Seal Beach, which was closed by authorities as a precaution against a possible tsunami following a massive earthquake in Japan, on March 11, 2011 in Seal Beach, California. The 8.9 earthquake set off a massive tsunami that resulted in floods, closed airports, and halted transit systems. Death tolls are still unclear with initail reports averaging around three hundred dead and new estimates reaching over a thousand deaths. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Lifegaurds help pull a woman out of the ocean as high waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach at the Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Hundreds of spectators look at the high waves with breakers measuring up to 20 feet pound the beach at The Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: A surfer rides a high wave at The Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach, California. Waves measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach. A winter storm off the coast of Australia and New Zealand brought unusually high surf to the Southern California beaches. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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A surfer carves off the lip of a wave at the iconic point break Surfrider Beach in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Down south in Huntington Beach, pro surfers were greeted with big surf on Sunday during the final day of the popular Vans Pier Classic.
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Swimmers find relief from the heat in Huntington Beach.
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The sunrises above Venice Beach.
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The Santa Monica beach is calm on an early morning.
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