You want to know the best toddler beaches with no waves in OC? I'm going to provide you with my Top 3 plus two bonus beaches, but they come with a note of precaution. Still water beaches, meaning no waves or surf, have a general propensity for water quality issues and they can also be good stingray habitat - at least along the warm sandy edges. Check Heal 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.
Trestles or Trestle Beach is a bit of a mystery, unless you're a surfer. I'm betting the surfers like to keep it that way! We enjoyed a great off-season family outing here without tromping on anyone's saltwater turf. It's a hike down to the sand, but manageable even for little ones. Trestles is actually part of San Onofre State Beach. Huell Howser from California's … [Read more...]
The hardest thing about a trip to Calafia Beach is pronouncing it! It's part of San Clemente State Beach, except you'll pass the State Beach entrance on your left and continue to the parking lot at the end of Calafia. It's a skinny strand of beach, so you'll definitely need to watch the tides to time your visit. Location: Take Interstate 5 to San Clemente. If you are … [Read more...]
Seabridge Park in Huntington Harbour / Huntington Beach was like a "oh, finally!" moment for me. After asking around, some HB locals call this Mother's Beach whereas the City of Huntington Beach saves that name for nearby Davenport Beach Park. You've told me about this area before, but I never realized the exact location until I finally got to visit. There are … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]