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7 Beach Playgrounds Right in the Sand

7 Beach Playgrounds Right in the Sand

I never realized how many OC beach playgrounds we actually have for playing right in the sand! But, then again, why am I surprised with so many Orange County beaches suited for families?

I’ve even added two since I posted my original 7! Let’s explore these beach playgrounds from north to south.

Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier

Renovated (my photo is from right before it opened and everytime I go back it’s busy with families so I can’t get a new photo) — with a small wall around it located at the base of the Seal Beach Pier on the south side.

All Inclusive Huntington Beach Playground in the Sand

Just opened before Summer 2018 and sits north of the Huntington Beach Pier.

Marina Park in Newport Beach

This one is on the bay side so it’s not near the waves, but it’s right on the beach. (Photo credit: Julie)

Peninsula Park in Newport Beach

Probably my most favorite because of the playground and my least favorite because of the summer parking situation.

Main Beach Playground in Laguna Beach

Ah, the whole ocean lifeguard theme of this one gets me! It’s customized to match the iconic lifeguard tower nearby.

Aliso Beach Park in Laguna Beach

Spent many an evening watching the sun set from this playground.

North Beach Playground and San Clemente Pier swings in San Clemente

It’s small with only one slide and a few swings, but mighty — in the sense that there are restrooms nearby and trains to watch!

A little further south, in between the pier and the lifeguard headquarter building, there’s a picnic area with swings and a pull-up bar. It’s less a playground and more just a place by the pier to swing. But for some kids, a swing is all they need!

Bonus Beach Playgrounds

That was only the first 7 I discovered, there are more to add to the list!

Seabridge Park in Huntington Harbour

This is now one of my favorites! I love the pirate theme and this one is just a little easier to keep track of the kids. The grassy area allows for picnics, too.

seabridge park huntington harbour - playground from beach

Channel Place Park in Newport Beach

This one is really challenging for the parking and not necessarily a destination playground. But it’s a fun if you happen to be within walking distance.

Originally published in May 2017.