When we lived in So California, we went to Redondo Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Not to lay out in the sun, but just to walk around on the pier. Sometimes we celebrate my MIL's birthday at Ruby's Restaurant at the end of Huntington Beach Pier. In Newport Beach, we'd watch the boats come in and go out of the channel and watch the yearly Boat Christmas Parade. When we lived in central Colorado (Parker), we'd go to the mountains to watch bull and cow elk. Would also beach the powerboat we had there and relax on a local lake beach. So, what do we prefer now...….mountains, specifically, the Rocky Mountains, but have been to Yellowstone in Wyoming as well. Went to the beach here a few times, but, to us, So Calif. beaches are much, much better. So, which are you? A beach or mountain person?