Alta Laguna Park overlooks the 133/Laguna Canyon Road. I'm a pushover for parks with views and, so far, this one tops them all. It wasn't a crystal clear day when we visited - but you can bet we'll go back on one of those. We heard about this park from my nephew's T-ball coach who rides his bike to the top of Park Avenue. It would certainly be a challenging climb. Location: … [Read more...]
Laguna Beach Parks and Beaches
Hope you find inspiration to visit Laguna Beach parks and beaches. You'll find everything from beachfront playgrounds at Main Beach Park and Aliso Beach Park to playgrounds that are high atop the coastal foothills overlooking the ocean, like Alta Laguna and Moulton Meadows. There are state beaches, like Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park, and perfect places to watch sunsets, like Heisler Park. Probably the most popular park in Laguna Beach is Bluebird Canyon 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...]
Picnic Beach in Laguna Beach is connected to Heisler Park by a paved bluff-top path and sidewalks. With so many coves in Laguna Beach, it's often hard to uncover where one beach stops and another begins. Such is the case with Picnic Beach. In my endless summer quest to find the perfect family beaches, we spent the day playing at this little Laguna oasis between Heisler's … [Read more...]
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...]
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 … [Read more...]