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Growing up in California, I spent lots of time on the state’s beaches, enjoying a variety of experiences, from tide-pooling and clamming to bodysurfing. With an 840-mile-long coastline and countless beaches ranging from sun-soaked golden sands to secluded rocky stretches enshrouded in fog, there are lots of options when it comes to beachfront Airbnbs in California. Living the beach life can be quite different depending on the area of the state you plan to visit, with those in the north quite a bit cooler and ruggedly spectacular. When most people picture the state’s beaches, they envision SoCal’s sands which tend to be warmer and busier, with lots of oiled-up sunbathers in stylish bathing suits.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’re likely to find the perfect beachfront Airbnb on this list, from San Diego and Malibu to the magnificent Lost Coast.