10 Most Scenic Pacific Coast Towns

By Manish Choudhary

1. Avalon, California 

A car-free resort town on Santa Catalina Island with beautiful beaches and a baseball stadium. 

2. Sausalito, California 

A charming town across the Golden Gate Bridge known for bay views and houseboats. 

3. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 

A small, fancy town with beaches and art galleries. 

4. Florence, Oregon 

A coastal town known for beaches and sand dunes. 

5. Capitola, California 

A small beach town with colorful buildings and a butterfly sanctuary. 

6. Cambria, California 

A small town with beaches and wineries, close to Hearst Castle. 

7. Astoria, Oregon

A town with old buildings, Goonies film locations, and fishing spots. 

8. Gig Harbor, Washington 

A town with a harbor, art galleries, and opportunities for boating. 

9. Port Townsend, Washington 

A town with Victorian architecture, an art scene, and nearby parks for outdoor activities. 

10. Cannon Beach, Oregon 

A town known for Haystack Rock and tidepooling.