Capistrano Beach Park, better known as Capo Beach, is one of my favorite Orange County beaches - not for swimming - but just to pull into the parking lot, pile out, and be in the sand right away. It's often foggy in the morning. It neighbors Doheny State Beach and boasts brilliant sunset views. You'll be able to spot San Clemente Pier and Dana Point Harbor from the … [Read more...]
Beaches in OC
Find the best beaches for nature walks, whale viewing, sunsets, and family outings. I also give lessons on how to spot dolphins from shore and share tidepooling tips. Playgrounds near the beach are also included in this category. Just keep clicking the "Next Page" link at the bottom of the page. You'll even find out how to pack a bag for the beach and where to see trains while you play by the shore.
Eisenhower Park sits at the base of Seal Beach Pier. The intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue is a great spot to start your exploration of Seal Beach. For those who may be wondering, piers are for strolling. You're at the beach! Take it slow and enjoy the scenery. Your kids will spot everything from surfers, to swimmers, to starfish and shellfish on the pier … [Read more...]
North Beach in San Clemente meets all the requirements of requests from my site's page on Facebook. It's so much fun for me to have all of you help me build the site with info you actually WANT! Every time I go to North Beach, I have the it-just-doesn't-get-better-than-this feeling (except when it's crowded). Although this post should fit all the requests from readers, I … [Read more...]
I put together 6 summer activities for your family play calendar. (If you aren't able to be home with our kids over summer, click over to my post on OC Summer Camps with Outdoor Themes or just plan your summer activities on the weekends.) I'm a big proponent of free play and just hanging out. I don't want you to overschedule your kids over the summer - but routines and … [Read more...]
Which park passes should you buy if you are a family living in Orange County, CA? It's a question that plagues parents who wants to play outside more, but don't have the time to research every possible outing or admission price. I will try to make it easy for you. Your choices range from: Spend $0 - see FREE PLAY. Spend $55/year - OCParks.com County Regional and … [Read more...]