The coast highway in California is one of the greatest drives one can take. One city in particular that I like is Malibu. Although part of L.A. it really is its own little world with a completely different vibe from the rest of the city.
It has some great surf, some amazing views and lots of things to do. Especially around the pier is a great place to go paddle boarding and do a little photography.
This is a three shot HDR image of the Malibu Pier
Shot on the Canon 5Dmkii and the 24-70mm f2.8L USM lens.