San Clemente Beach Trail runs parallel to the train tracks along San Clemente’s beaches. Maybe start at the North Beach Playground with kids?
Find the best Orange County 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.
Linda Lane Beach in San Clemente is a little slice of beach perfect for swimmers in between surf flags and near Linda Lane Park.
What to bring to the beach on beach trips for families — and how one person can carry it all – from a SoCal beach family mom with checklist!
Visit Doheny State Beach and Dana Point Harbor with info about parking and restaurants. Everything to do near Dana Point Harbor.
San Onofre State Beach is more than a bluff-top campground. Head toward the beach on a family hike for astounding views and solitude.
Beach playgrounds in Orange County list on our coast from Seal Beach in the north to San Clemente in the south. 7 places for kids beach play.
My cheat sheet to 2022 park and beach passes for OC families will help you figure out how to choose the best parking options for your family.
Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach offers a playground that helps kids learn ocean lessons at the playful lifeguard tower.
Strands Beach and Strand Vista Park in Dana Point offer a fun outing for any activity level, but it’s especially good if you like stairs.