A thorough, witty, and irreverent guide to both the legendary and the little-known beaches of California. Self-confessed beach bums Bisbort and Puterbaugh have combed every beach from San Diego to Crescent City in search of the perfect spots to surf, swim, play, eat, and hang out. 16 maps.
Devoted campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, bikers, and golfers agree: Foghorn Outdoors guidebooks are essential for anyone who wants to spend less time planning and more time enjoying the outdoors. Each book is an excursion guide packed with the latest information on a variety of adventures near and far. Celebrated authors and beach experts Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort comb each coastal county in the Golden State, providing witty and opinionated facts and features on every publicly accessible stretch of sand between the Mexico and Oregon borders. California Beaches includes up-to-date directions, entrance and parking fees, hours of operation, and facilities available at nearly 400 beaches clever, fact-filled essays on beach life and other California-related topics, the latest lodging options -- from five-star seaside resorts to secluded beach campgrounds, the best in coastal cuisine and nightspots from surf bars to gourmet restaurants, and easy-to-use maps and an extensive index.