Orange County California Beach Guide
Find best beaches and recommended beach lodging in
Orange County California (this includes many towns and villages).
Orange County beaches have the warmest water in California
We have chosen the beaches for their natural beauty
and included the activities they are noted for,
and included lodging recommendations
on or near the beaches.
Capistrano Ca ~ beaches ..... Dana Point Ca ~ beaches
Laguna Beach Ca ~ beaches ..... La Jolla Ca ~ Beaches
Laguna Beaches ~ in Laguna Beach, California
Perched on dramatic high bluffs stretching for over seven miles of this breathtaking stretch of the Southern California coastline sit quaint
beach cottages along side grand mansions & hotels. All who are fortunate enough to have discovered this rare setting know
they need look no further....they have found paradise! Many retirees flock to Orange County every year.
There are many beautiful retirement communities for seniors to choose from. Just think--once
you've filled out your Social Security and Medicare application you'll be free
to retire in the sunny paradise of Orange County!
The town of Laguna Beach is considered to be one
of the most beautiful in all California.
The beaches are too numerous to
have included photos of
all. Photo above is
only a small
recommended lodging for
Main Beach ... Sleepy Hollow Beach
Aliso Beach ... Brooks Beach ... Crescent Bay Beach ... Divers Cove
Picnic Beach ... Shaws Cove ...
Rockpile Beach ... Ruby Viewpoint.
Three Pockets Beach ... Victoria Beach ... West Street Beach
1,000 Steps Beach
Crescent Bay Beach
Crescent Bay Point Park: located in North Laguna off the bluffs of
Cliff Drive. This marine refuge area offers fantastic areas
for scuba and snorkeling. Big Hollow waves offer some
of the best body surfing in California, and
beach volleyball a great locals
favorite! Lifeguards and
Aliso Creek Beach
Coast Hwy in South Laguna, across from the Aliso Creek Inn.
Parking: Metered parking lot. Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Attractions: pier, bike paths and surfing
Lifeguards, food/drink, restrooms,
showers, picnic tables, and
(rare) fire pits.
Divers Cove Beach
Located along the 600 block of Cliff Drive. Metered street
parking. Open 6 am to 10 pm. noted for Surfing
Shaws Cove Beach
In Laguna Beach, at Fairview Street and Cliff Drive. Metered
street parking. Hours: 6 am - 10 pm. Attractions: Surfing
In Laguna Beach, at the end of Brooks Street, off the Pacific
Coast Highway. Parking: Metered street parking. Hours:
6 am - 10 pm. Attractions: Surfing Facilities: None
In the heart of downtown Laguna in the Boardwalk area, with
a great bike pathway to Heisler Park. Surfing,
basketball, and volleyball. Protected
tide pools for exploring!
Inn at Laguna Beach
Perched atop a seaside bluff, overlooking beach!
Just steps from the village. Overlooking the Main beach.
A rare oceanfront location not bisected by
the highway. A great value!
"I liked the breezy place, one of Laguna's best hotel values.
The rate was almost as attractive as the location".
- L.A. Times travel section
In Laguna Beach, along Victoria Drive, off the Pacific Coast
Highway. Metered street parking. Hours: 6 am to 10 pm.
Attractions: Surfing - Facilities: None.
In Laguna Beach, below Heisler Park, where Myrtle Street meets
Cliff Drive. Metered street parking. Hours: 6 am to 10 pm.
Attractions: Surfing - Lifeguards/picnic tables
West Street Beach
In South Laguna, at West Street and the Pacific Coast Highway.
Metered street parking. Hours: 6 am - 10 pm. Attractions:
Surfing, volleyball - Facilities: None.
In Laguna Beach, below Heisler Park, where Myrtle Street
meets Cliff Drive..Metered street parking. Hours:
6 am to 10 pm. Attractions: Surfing
In South Laguna South Laguna between 9th & 10th Streets This famous
surfing and body surfing beach is known for its long staircase
leading down to the beach. Metered street parking.
Hours: 6 am to 9 pm. Facilities: Lifeguards.
Sleepy Hollow Beach
Located between Legion and Thalia, at the west end of Sleepy
Hollow Lane. Perfect for swimming and surfing.
Surf & Sand Resort
On the beach in Laguna Beach, California
Reserve a guest room that includes a private balcony with breathtaking
views of the waves crashing on Laguna Beach below. Elegant
guest rooms with plantation shutters covering expansive
windows, custom furnishings and spacious baths
We are next to Arch Cove, and just past
Sleepy Hollow Beach.
Ruby Viewpoint Beach
West end of Ruby St, Laguna Beach Ca
Three Pocket Beach
At west end of Diamond St, Moss St, & Victoria Drive at
Sunset Terrace, Laguna Beach, Ca
Dana Point Beaches
Salt Creek Beach
A classic California beach! Great surf, beauty and
relaxed ambiance. A famous Southern California setting in a
small town on the 'Ivory Coast'. A beach community near world class attractions.
Ritz Carlton Hotel & Spa ..... Dana Point Condo
A lovely white sand beach where volleyball and basketball are played.
There is a concession with fishing gear rental, food and
beverages, and beach supplies can be purchased.
Capistrano Beach Resort
All Suites Hotel, Capistrano Beach, California
Unparalleled panoramic Ocean Views from large balconies and patios.
Minutes away from the Dana Point Harbor and Historic Mission
San Juan Capistrano.
An Early California Hacienda Style Inn nestled between Capistrano Valley
and the Pacific Ocean and the Cleveland National Forest. A prime
location adjacent to the historic Mission San Juan
Capistrano, and a short drive to the beach.
La Jolla California Beaches
La Jolla Cove Beach
The best location for snorkeling. Calm water is ideal for children and beginners. The
undersea life is abundant and close to shore. There is snorkeling gear rentals
available on Coast Boulevard and Prospect Street, a block or two away.
La Jolla Cove is located at 1100 Coast Boulevard.
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