With 70-degree-plus days nearly year-round, Angelenos looking for the best things to outside can enjoy the great outdoors from January to December with L.A.’s best hikes (scenic views included) and even hikes with waterfalls to boot. But our perennial favorite is by far the beach. And with miles of picturesque coastline from Malibu to the South Bay, the best beaches in Los Angeles are aplenty for outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, families, sun worshippers and beach bunnies (and at one dog beach, for pups). From Venice and Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach and Playa Vista, here are the best beaches in L.A. to sunbathe, surf and play.
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Beaches in L.A. County are open with some modifications. Gatherings are allowed for up to three households, and a maximum of 15 people (however, separate households must remained distanced from each other). Face coverings are required outside of the water. Additional closures may vary by city or beach—and we’ve mentioned some below—but do note that restrictions may change quickly.