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Old 07-16-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Coronado in 1983

Mainly because hardly anyone knew about it when places like Santa Cruz and Ventura were already overgrown.

But even the rock now sure isn't like it was back in the PacMan days... Ah, if I could just go back, just for ONE DAY in July.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (wilshire/westwood)
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Santa Monica in LA is the place.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Pismo is probably a degree or two warmer (and a bit drier) in winter, though.
Interesting. Well, that's good, too.

And being a sleepier town, it's close proximity to more "exciting" attractions when I'd need it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Santa Monica in LA is the place.
What are Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, Malibu, and Venice beaches... chopped liver?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Santa Barbara is a bore.

I thought the Santa Cruz boardwalk was filled with children & families. Not my idea of fun.

I would move to a bigger city, LA or San Diego.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Santa Barbara, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar. I've actually never been to Seal Beach, but have heard good things about it as well.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:42 AM
 
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Encinitas would be my top choice, although there are certainly many other pleasant places, too. Encinitas has great beaches, a nice main street and downtown, and a more laid-back and eclectic feel than some of the more upscale options.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Just wondering what constitutes a good beach town in the minds of City Data Forum posters? For me it is the surfing, proximity to a taco shack, place for the kids, family friendly. Maybe it is not the same to all of us. I would love to hear what you all think.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: In a room above Mr. Charrington's shop
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What are Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo, Malibu, and Venice beaches... chopped liver?
Hermosa Beach. I love that place!

Last edited by Winston Smith; 07-17-2009 at 10:50 AM.. Reason: simplify
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: In a room above Mr. Charrington's shop
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Just wondering what constitutes a good beach town in the minds of City Data Forum posters? For me it is the surfing, proximity to a taco shack, place for the kids, family friendly. Maybe it is not the same to all of us. I would love to hear what you all think.
For me it's coolish weather (specially when it's blistering hot inland) and a laid-back, local feel.
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