Aliso Beach Park is a bit of a secret over the Laguna Main Beach Playground. On a winter evening when I first posted this beach, there were only a few couples on the beach. It felt like our own private playground. The berm (steep slope of sand) to the ocean made for some really fun sand-sledding and sliding. San Clemente and Catalina Islands were visible in silhouette to the … [Read more...]
Laguna Beach Playgrounds and Parks
Laguna Beach playgrounds and parks make this a wonderful place to visit for families. You'll find everything from beachfront playgrounds at Main Beach Park and Aliso Beach Park to playgrounds that are high atop the coastal foothills overlooking the ocean, like Alta Laguna and Moulton Meadows. There are state beaches, like Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park, and perfect places to watch sunsets, like Heisler Park. Probably the most popular playground in Laguna Beach is Bluebird Canyon Park.
Moro Beach is very confusing with all its names: El Moro, Moro Cove, or El Moro Canyon. The signage seems to indicate that they've decided on Moro Canyon Area - as a way to describe the beach, canyon, and hiking/biking trails. Whatever you want to call it, you enter near El Morro Elementary School off Pacific Coast Highway just north of Laguna Beach. And, yes, I spelled the … [Read more...]
Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach lead the count for most fenced parks in Orange County. The list started out with only 7 parks, but has grown to over 10! Some moms call these playgrounds with fences "baby jail" and others call them "a lifesaver." I had some great comments on my page on Facebook for this one: Catherine said: "If you have more than one little one (such as 2 two … [Read more...]
Picnic Beach in Laguna Beach is connected to Heisler Park by a paved bluff-top path and sidewalks. With so many coves in Laguna Beach, it's often hard to uncover where one beach stops and another begins. Such is the case with Picnic Beach. In my endless summer quest to find the perfect family beaches, we spent the day playing at this little Laguna oasis between Heisler's … [Read more...]
Alta Laguna Park overlooks the 133/Laguna Canyon Road. I'm a pushover for parks with views and, so far, this one tops them all. It wasn't a crystal clear day when we visited - but you can bet we'll go back on one of those. We heard about this park from my nephew's T-ball coach who rides his bike to the top of Park Avenue. It would certainly be a challenging climb. Location: … [Read more...]