ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers Monitor Underwater Parks

ReefCheck.org Volunteer Divers

The Resorts at Dana Point are founding partners in the Reef Check Foundation's Adopt-a-Reef program. Reef Check trains and supports a network of volunteer divers to monitor over 100 protected underwater parks in California - and many more internationally. (It's a lot more complicated than that with different protection designations for different areas, but we'll call them … [Read more...]

2 Kid-Friendly San Diego Beaches with Playgrounds

2 Kid-Friendly San Diego Beaches with Playgrounds

Reader Question: I’m going to Northern San Diego for Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  It’ll be mostly with my 3 year old and myself so I’m thinking about spending most of Saturday at a beach.  This means either Oceanside, Carlsbad, or possibly Encinitas.  I want an easy access to the beach with some quick-bite choices in the vicinity. I'll suggest these two kid-friendly … [Read more...]

Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park

Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park

Moro Beach is very confusing with all its names: El Moro, Moro Cove, or El Moro Canyon. The signage seems to indicate that they've decided on Moro Canyon Area - as a way to describe the beach, canyon, and hiking/biking trails. Whatever you want to call it, you enter near El Morro Elementary School off Pacific Coast Highway just north of Laguna Beach. And, yes, I spelled the … [Read more...]

Tidepool Field Trips and Photos

tidepool field trips in orange county

Tidepools are fragile -- and kids are natural explorers -- which makes the match a little precarious for the sea life in the tidal zone.  Tidepool field trips are the answer to this environmental conundrum. When I was young, there were no tidepool rules. I could run, play, and collect. Shells and ocean animals were plentiful.  How come your kids can't have the same … [Read more...]