A visit to the West Coast would be incomplete without seeing the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. The town of Greymouth is an ideal base for this region. Greymouth Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods. Historically, the largest population hubs along the West Coast have been centered along the coastal regions and port cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Anchorage. The majority of the West Coast's largest cities are located within the state of California, with Los Angeles being the largest. Transport in cities; Accommodation All accommodation Find accommodation. Towns on the West Coast.