From Mama and the Papa’s “California Dreaming” to Katy Perry’s “California Girls,” the draw of the West Coast is deeply ingrained in our culture. Maybe it’s the whole “manifest destiny” thing, but it probably has more to do with California’s beautiful beach towns. Unfortunately, everyone knows about the big ones. The crowds at Malibu, Santa Monica, and Venice often take away from the serene beauty of the Pacific. It’s hard to enjoy yourself when other people are on vacation and are constantly bombarding you. So, to escape the madness, we put together five of the best, most underrated, beach towns in California.