El Valle de Anton is a small town by the crater of a volcano. It has no beaches. You can however find an array of beaches within 45 minutes of El Valle. The best beaches within the 45 minute parameter would depend on what you are looking for. Coronado has the beach town vibe. Bijao and Playa Blanca are very beautiful beaches…as far as surfing I think Malibu, but suggest you ask someone else.