Beach ~ Malibu ~ A beach town that has a marina for boats and
yachts. There are fine dining restaurants on the waterfront that
include The Cheesecake Factory, El Torito's and Charlie Brown's.
This community is home of bodybuilding and Fitness USA competitions.
NEWPORT BEACH: The wave break over the breakwater
and it is create strong waves. There is no boards allow in this
harbor so it is a haven for expert bodysurfing. Trendy Southern California Beach, Newport Beach also is welknown for Trendsetters. There are so many things to do beside being at the beach building sandcastles, sunbathing or strolling on the beach. You should go on the boat tours. During winter, there are whale-watching tour and for children, there's an old-fashioned Fun Zone with rides galore.
This beach town also has a friendly atmosphere but can be crowded with summer sightseeers.
Don't forget to step out to see Historic Balboa Pavilion, a nearby state park, and visit Fashion Island for shopping fun.
CORONA DEL MAR: This wide, deep beach offers a lot of room,
which attracts large crowds. A jetty keeps the waves mild to
moderate (boogie boards can be rented). Volleyball nets, fire pits
and a grassy picnic area make for a great all-day beach. Climb over
the sandstone rock to Pirates Cove on the west to see interesting
geology that attracts rock climbers.
Until the late 1920s, Corona del Mar was a tiny village, reached from the peninsula by small boat at high tide, or by a muddy dirt road that crossed over the Irvine Ranch. Today, Corona del Mar offers many landmark places to visit, as well as some of the most trendy shops and restaurants.
(history from Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce)
Near by cities, Newport Beach, San Juan Capristrano, Crysal Cove State Park.
Virtual Tour at UC Irvine site
LAGUNA BEACH: Parking difficulties aside, this may be
OC's premier beach, if the blend of locals and tourists from around the
world is any indication. It's quaint and picturesque, yet has plenty of
attractions: basketball courts, volleyball courts, a nearby concentration
of shopping downtown, and decent waves. Sand too crowded? Head north or
south to the more secluded bays and coves.
Salt Creek Beach Park
extends for more than a mile below coastal bluffs. This is a particularly gorgeous beach with broad expanses of sand. Public Restrooms are available. Surf fishing, Boogie boarding, and surfing are allowed. The shore is crowded near the beach entrance, so for a more secluded spot, you'll have to walk a few hundred yards to the north or south. Bring lots of quarters for the meters.
Photo By Jieranai Maier
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, Ca
DANA POINT: Dana Point Harbor The Harbor houses 2,500 yachts within its two marinas,
inside a one-and-a-half mile jetty. Complete harbor facilities include guest slips,
a fuel dock, shipyard, launch ramp, boat rentals, yacht sales, community class
instruction for all ages, fishing, windsurfing, jetskiing, kataking,
boat charters, two yacht clubs, sailing association, ocean classroom labs,
shops, restaurants, picnicking and a baby beach for young swimmers.
Thirty (30) intriguing shops are loaded with unexpected treasures.
Dana Point is the home of the popular sportfishing vessels owned and operated by
Dana Wharf Sportfishing.
The Ocean Institute offers a variety of programs for the whole family as well.
Enjoy sea adventure cruises day and evening and summer programs on the Brig “Pilgrim”.
The Dana Point Youth and Group facility attracts hundreds each week for its wide variety of programs for all ages.
Their Summer Beach Camp is very popular for kids who want to spend supervised time at the beach. Catalina Island is just a boat ride away.
Catalina Express and Catalina Explorer offer many departures / arrivals times.
Dana Point Visitor's Center
Dana Point Harbor
|Capistrano Beach Park is wide and sandy -- and great for swimming. Because it's less well known than others in the area, it tends not to be as crowded. The parking is decent, there are restrooms, showers, and beach equipment rentals are also available.
JOLLA has the best sheltered cove for snorkeling, although all
the marine are protected and you can not take anything out of
the sea with you. This beach community offers a wide variety of
beaches, recreation, shopping and nightlife. Named by Spanish
explorers as "the jewel" La Jolla is a quiet and sophisticated
The La Jolla area is great for a family beach vacation because of its many attractions such as the Stephen Birch Aquarium Museum at The Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Ellen Browning Scripps Park, and the Torrey Pines State Reserve. This beach town is also close to the attractions of San Diego.