Dana Point Headlands Nature Interpretive Center opened in April 2010 with an interpretive trail and breathtaking views of the Pacific.
Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo is outside the Norman P. Murray Community Center. It’s perfect for family walks near an awesome playground.
Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park is also called El Moro – located at the north end of Laguna Beach and south of Newport Beach.
Bring your family to Pelican Point and Treasure Cove at Crystal Cove State Park to explore the north side of the park on the beach.
A family guide to the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District via the Los Trancos parking lot. Ways to get to the beach on foot and by car.
Reef Point at Crystal Cove State Park is one of four entrances that provide beach access to this state park. Find out family activities!
Crystal Cove State Park offers space for tidepooling, beach trips, nature rambles, and whale watching from the shore in Newport Beach.
My cheat sheet to park and beach passes for OC families will help you figure out how to choose the best parking options for your family.
Salt Creek Trail in Dana Point provides a long nature walk to the beach for active families. Maps to trail start in Laguna Niguel, too.
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine is home to Sea & Sage Audubon House. Walk wide dirt trails & see the wildlife in the ponds.