The gov'ment don't let us drive on the beach in San Diego or anywhere else in California except Oceano Dunes. And at Oceano, 90% of folks have Mexican flag whips on their buggies or trucks, and of those, 20% are the disrespectful type, driving too close, passing on the right, while accelerating and kicking up beach sand on my Jeep. Where I'm going, shit like that don't happen. Probably because you never know who will be carrying, so it's best not to be rude. There's no way California would ever open its beaches to traffic for a variety of reasons: West coast sand is too coarse. City slickers will come and get stuck. I saw this with my very eyes. No, your Subaru AWD won't cut it. You will get stuck. Californians simply could not handle it. Too many people, too rude, too many drunks, too stupid. It's like what I always say: people get the government they deserve. There's a reason why Iraq was stable with a strong dictator; but with democracy, the people only kill each other.