Newport Island Park in Newport Beach sits on a small triangular island in Newport Harbor. It’s right around the corner from 38th Street Park.
38th Street Park in Newport Beach is one of the few playgrounds on the Balboa Peninsula. Playground is shaped like a ship.
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.
Crystal Cove State Park offers space for tidepooling, beach trips, nature rambles, and whale watching from the shore in Newport Beach.
Calafia Beach at San Clemente State Beach is a small stretch of beach north of the State Beach campground with its own day parking lot.
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!
The Balboa Pier and Peninsula Park in Newport Beach: beach playground, bike trail, the original Ruby’s on the pier, and Balboa Island ferry.
Corona Del Mar Beach offers three beach areas for families. Walk the loop from Ocean Blvd down to the beach and back up for views & exercise.