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California Beach Weddings

California Waterfront / Beach Wedding Locations

California Beach Wedding Ceremony Locations

Tips for a Successful Beach Wedding

Prep Your Guests Make sure your guests know that the wedding is actually on the sand, so they can dress appropriately. This can be communicated with the wedding invitation (included with the map/directions), on your wedding website and through word-of-mouth.

Be aware, most beach sites are public. If you want complete privacy, rent a beachfront restaurant or hotel, or an oceanview private estate.


Clambake OC
Clambake OC

Are you interested in a beach wedding or rehearsal dinner? Like, the toes-in-the-sand, actually on the beach kind? Clambake OC has the ability to secure a ‘real’ beach wedding across 17 pristine miles of SoCal coastline—with all special event permitting already in place. Add an authentic East Coast-style clambake to that and you’ve got the ultimate Southern California event.

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Beach Weddings

Love the idea of a beach wedding in California? We provide detailed information on dozens and dozens of beachfront wedding venues in California. To find them, search our Southern, Central, or Northern California wedding venues. On the right side of the page, look for the Site Type pull-down and select Waterfront/Beach Locations.


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