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.
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.
Picnic Beach in Laguna Beach is an excellent spot for sandcastle building and dolphin spotting with picnic areas to view sunsets.
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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.