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...]

Laguna Main Beach Park Playground: Learn Your Ocean Lessons at the Lifeguard Tower

Main Beach Laguna

Main Beach Park Laguna stands sheltered under a beautiful fig tree, this beachfront playground is a must-play stop on any trip to the downtown shopping and restaurant area of Laguna Beach. Families from all over Orange County specifically choose to frequent this beach, because the location offers amenities for kids AND adults. On my recent trip, we were lucky enough to witness … [Read more...]

Beaches near Laguna Beach Montage


Although I spent my college days in Orange County, I didn't grow up here.  My knowledge of beach names and locations is somewhat lacking (especially the secret ones in Laguna Beach).  For instance, I called all the beaches near Laguna Beach Montage "Montage Beach."  I do know Aliso Beach Park is separate. Of course, I had to investigate. What I found was the beauty of THREE … [Read more...]

Fenced Parks in Orange County

Fenced Parks Orange County

Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach lead the count for most fenced parks in Orange County.  Some moms call these playgrounds "baby jail" and others call them "a lifesaver."  I had some great comments on my page on Facebook for this one: Catherine said: "If you have more than one little one (such as 2 two yr olds in my case) I'll take a "jail" over constant heart attacks when one … [Read more...]