My favorite spot is Ventura Beach. It's secluded not far from LA but not too close so you actually feel like you are getting away.
When it comes to creating a fabulous beach outfit, there are so many options.
Check out this site for great beach resort outfits.
I really like the surfer inspired looks.
I'm feminine, but with an edge. I like wearing muscle tees with striped dress and boots or sandals. Gives me a surfer, marine look.
The beach is an amazing place to escape to in the winter! Don't forget your swimsuit.