Los Angeles County Beaches




These "clickable" maps provide information on access and facilities for beaches in Los Angeles County. Internationally recognizable pictograms show recreational uses, beach features and amenities for beach locations, including lifeguard services and parking. The pictograms are translated into English and Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese for visitors as well as Los Angeles area residents. You can also click on individual symbols on the map pages for translations as you go.

This guide was developed by the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program, with the USC Geography Department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab. Enjoy your "virtual tour" of L.A. area beaches!

Click on a box on this base map for a detailed map and beach information.

To the Orange County Beach Map
 Current weather and surf conditions for Southern California (National Weather Service). For important information on beach safety, swimming and riptides, please click here.

 A Wheelchair Rider's Guide ~ Los Angeles & Orange County (Erik & Elisa Mikiten), published by Coastwalk and Coastal Conservancy. For a free downloadable PDF file, click HERE! For an interactive look on their homepage, click HERE!

EPA's Beach Watch

New! Real Time Camera at Watch The Water!

To the Orange County Beach Map

Project Leader: Phyllis Grifman
University of Southern California Sea Grant

Map Development: Geoff Deverteuil, Deming He, USC GIS Laboratory

  • USC Sea Grant
  • 3454 Trousdale Pkwy, CAS 200
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373
  • (213) 740 - 1961
  • seagrant@usc.edu