The California coast, often referred to as the Golden coast, is revered by many as one of the most beautiful and diverse coastlines in the world. From the North Coast of the San Francisco Bay area and Monterey Bay, to the Southern California beaches of Ventura, Santa Monica and Oceanside, the Pacific Coast belongs on your travel bucket list. Plan a surf trip with friends and explore the cliff-lined shores of Big Sur and the sandy beaches of Oceanside. Catch a wave in some of the top surf destinations such as Santa Cruz, and don’t forget to visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk while you’re there! Explore coastal lighthouses, tide pools and spectacular sunsets along PCH while you’re at it. After an early morning surf sesh, lounge on stretches of sand and watch the people go by, or make a splash in the waves. Discover the best beaches on the California coast with these luxury California vacation rental properties.