Beach Photos

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Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur, The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14355  
Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California
Breaking wave, Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: California
Image ID: 27975  
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Sunrise glints yellow on breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27977  
Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night.  Oceanside
Oceanside Pier at dusk, sunset, night. Oceanside.
Location: Oceanside Pier, California
Image ID: 14628  
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf, The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27979  
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf
Sunrise breaking wave, dawn surf.
Location: California
Image ID: 27993  
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 27396  
Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Scripps Pier solstice, sunset aligned perfectly with the pier.
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Image ID: 28475  
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: California
Image ID: 27999  
Little Corona Beach, at night under a full moon, waves lit by moonlight, Newport Beach, California
Little Corona Beach, at night under a full moon, waves lit by moonlight.
Location: Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 28866  
Enormous blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight, Balaenoptera musculus, Redondo Beach, California
Enormous blue whale, exhaling as it surfaces from a dive, aerial photo. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth, exceeding 100' in length and 200 tons in weight.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Redondo Beach, California
Image ID: 25950  
Childrens Pool Reef Exposed at Extreme Low Tide, La Jolla, California. Aerial panoramic photograph
Childrens Pool Reef Exposed at Extreme Low Tide, La Jolla, California. Aerial panoramic photograph.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37946  
Panorama dimensions: 6176 x 11395
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts.  The Hotel Del is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado with holiday Christmas night lights, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. The Hotel Del is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Image ID: 36617  
Panorama dimensions: 5437 x 10212
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California
Image ID: 15458  
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave, Cardiff by the Sea, California
Cardiff morning surf, breaking wave.
Location: Cardiff by the Sea, California
Image ID: 23293  
South Casa Cove and Childrens Pool sea wall, with tourist crowds at sunset on a low tide, La Jolla
South Casa Cove and Childrens Pool sea wall, with tourist crowds at sunset on a low tide, La Jolla.
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 38188  
Flat Rock and Torrey Pines Seacliffs at Sunset, aerial photo, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Flat Rock and Torrey Pines Seacliffs at Sunset, aerial photo.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 38227  
South Carlsbad State Beach and campground, aerial photo
South Carlsbad State Beach and campground, aerial photo.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 38228  
Panorama dimensions: 4357 x 9642
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Breaking wave, fast motion and blur. The Wedge.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 14354  
Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla.  On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines seacliffs, rising up to 300 feet above the ocean, stretch from Del Mar to La Jolla. On the mesa atop the bluffs are found Torrey pine trees, one of the rare species of pines in the world.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 22285  
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California, The Wedge, Newport Beach
Breaking wave, morning, barrel shaped surf, California.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 27986  
Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer
Waves rush in at sunset, Carlsbad beach sunset and ocean waves, seascape, dusk, summer.
Location: Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 27974  
Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around, Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California
Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around.
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: Long Beach, California
Image ID: 34654  
Two Bodysurfing Sea Lions Side by Side. California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is surfing extreme shorebreak at Boomer Beach, Point La Jolla. The original bodysurfer, Zalophus californianus
Two Bodysurfing Sea Lions Side by Side. California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is surfing extreme shorebreak at Boomer Beach, Point La Jolla. The original bodysurfer.
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California
Image ID: 37750  
Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines State Beach at Sunset, La Jolla, Mount Soledad and Blacks Beach in the distance.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 35061  
SIO Pier, Scripps Pier, La Jolla.  The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915. The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium. The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution
SIO Pier, Scripps Pier, La Jolla. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915. The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO, including the Birch Aquarium. The Scripps Pier is named in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps, the most significant donor and benefactor of the Institution.
Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California
Image ID: 22286  
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del.  It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts.  It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance.  It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977
Hotel del Coronado, known affectionately as the Hotel Del. It was once the largest hotel in the world, and is one of the few remaining wooden Victorian beach resorts. It sits on the beach on Coronado Island, seen here with downtown San Diego in the distance. It is widely considered to be one of Americas most beautiful and classic hotels. Built in 1888, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 22287  
Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections, Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Torrey Pines Cliffs lit at night by a full moon, low tide reflections.
Location: Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, California
Image ID: 28461  
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach, The Wedge
A large, powerful wave breaks with offshore winds at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Location: The Wedge, Newport Beach, California
Image ID: 18706  
Makena Beach State Park aerial photo, Maui, Hawaii. Big Beach on the right, Little Beach on the left, Haleakala rising in the distance on the right, West Maui Mountains in the distance on the left
Makena Beach State Park aerial photo, Maui, Hawaii. Big Beach on the right, Little Beach on the left, Haleakala rising in the distance on the right, West Maui Mountains in the distance on the left.
Location: Makena, Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 38214  
Panorama dimensions: 5567 x 12626
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