Beaches on the West Coast of the country are known for their scenic beauty, diverse landscapes and vibrant culture. It's easy to find a beach that has exactly what you're looking for, whether you want to surf, sail, swim, hike or simply relax on the sand.

With over 1,000 miles of coastline, beaches range from rugged and rocky to sandy and sunny. Here are the 10 best beaches on the West Coast, according to readers.