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13. Grover Beach
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3. Grover Beach

Grover’s Beach is situated smack in the middle of California’s Central Coast; it offers a convenient middle ground if you love the beach lifestyle but also want to be in close proximity to mountains and colder weather.

The local climate is incredibly mild, according to the city’s official website; its weather resembles the seaside Mediterranean region, with refreshing ocean breezes all summer long, only 20 inches of rainfall per year, and twelve months of golden California sunshine.

With weather that nice, there are plenty of great opportunities to inhale the area’s genuinely fresh air. Beachgoers in Grover Beach can choose between an off-highway riding and camping site that promises some serious adventure in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area.

Grover Beach officials make valiant efforts to keep housing affordable and their community diverse. If you’re interested in living in this beach town, you can find a job in its bustling but hidden agricultural district, and you’ll still be minutes away from beautiful natural scenes such as Lopez Lake and from the Arroyo Grande Valley wine region.

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