Honoring a coastal community that offers beach lovers an unforgettable combination of sand, water, and beach-town charm and amenities.


  • tofino

    Adventurers can take their pick from surfing, storm- and bear-watching, tidepooling, or even seaweed foraging. Not to mention the town has fifteen miles of epic beachscape, some fringed by old-growth rain forest. And foodies will be happy too: Tofino is quickly becoming a food-tropolis known for spot prawns, chilled oysters, and line-caught-halibut sandwiches. As one of our judges put it, “Tofino is magical. There’s no other beach town like it. You can wash a salmon taco down with Kelp Stout. I also saw a mother bear and cub on the way into town.”
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  • santa-barbara

  • santa-monica

  • ventura