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14 Gorgeous Beaches in Northern California You Have To Check Out This Summer

When it comes to Northern California, our beaches are a smorgasbord of coastal heaven. Whether you’re adventuring through the big trees of Humboldt County or strolling through the shops in Carmel you’re always just minutes away from the beach around here.

Go ahead and pick your poison; do you enjoy camping, hiking, surfing or sailing? We’ve got you covered. And, just in case you’re the type of person who just wants to read a book to the symphony of crashing waves all day, we’re more than ready for you, too.

Before you slather on the sunscreen and kick off your flip flops, make sure and take a quick peek at a few gorgeous beaches you have to check out this summer – listed in no particular order.

With hundreds of coastal beaches in Northern California we know there’s a lot more out there still to visit. Share your favorite Northern California beach and why you love it in the comments below!

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.