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Orange County Beaches

I put together an interactive map and a list of the great beaches along Orange County's coastline; there are plenty of them and they are all different, from the wide open sandy stretches in Huntington and Newport to the small, intimate beaches tucked under sandstone cliffs in Laguna. Take some time and check them out!




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Beaches in Seal Beach

Beach Name: Seal Beach
Location: South of Ocean Avenue, between 1st Street and Neptune Avenue, Seal Beach, CA
Hours: 4:30 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food and drink, restrooms, and showers

Beach Name: Seal Beach Pier
Location: Bottom of Main Street and Ocean Avenue, Seal Beach, CA
Map: Map this beach!
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Beaches in Surfside

Beach Name: Surfside Beach
Location: Anderson Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Surfside, CA
Map: Map this beach!
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Beaches in Sunset Beach

Beach Name: Sunset Beach
Location: West of Pacific Avenue between Anderson Street and Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards and restrooms
Map: Map this beach!
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Beaches in Huntington Beach

Beach Name: Bolsa Chica State Beach
Location: West of Pacific Coast Highway, between Warner Ave and the Huntington Pier, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, camping and fire pits
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Dog Beach
Location: West of Pacific Coast Highway, between 21st Street and Seapoint Street, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Huntington Pier
Location: At the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 7 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, and fire rings
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Huntington City Beach
Location: West of Pacific Coast Highway, between Main Street and Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 7 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, pier, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, camping, and fire pits
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Huntington State Beach
Location: West of Pacific Coast Highway, between Beach Blvd and the Santa Ana River, Huntington Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, and fire rings
Web: Online info here
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Beaches in Newport Beach

Beach Name: Santa Ana River County Beach ("River Jetties")
Location: At the North end of West Oceanfront and Summit Street, Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards

Beach Name: 62nd Street
Location: West Oceanfront and 62nd Street, Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Newport Beach, CA
Beach Name: Newport Beach Pier
Location: Bottom of McFaddens Place at Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Newport Beach
Location: West of Balboa Ave, between 61st Street and Island Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits
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Beaches on Balboa Island & on Balboa Peninsula

Balboa Island, CA
Beach Name: Balboa Pier
Location: West of Balboa Blvd, at foot of Main Street, Balboa CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, pier, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and BBQs
Map: Map this beach!

Balboa Island, CA
Beach Name: Balboa Beach
Location: At the ends of the streets, West of Balboa Blvd and South of Island Ave, Balboa, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Food & drink, pier, lifeguards, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and BBQs

Balboa Island, CA
Beach Name: West Jetty View Park ("The Wedge")
Location: On the south end of Balboa Peninsula, at the end of Channel Road, Balboa, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards
Map: Map this beach!
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Beaches in Corona del Mar

Corona del Mar, CA
Beach Name: Bayside Drive County Beach
Location: 1401 Bayside Drive, Corona Del Mar, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Restrooms

Corona del Mar, CA
Beach Name: China Cove Beach
Location: Steps to beach area on Ocean Blvd, at Fernleaf Street, Corona Del Mar, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Corona Del Mar, CA
Beach Name: Pirates Cove
Location: Accessed from the north end of Corona Del Mar State Beach, Corona Del Mar, CA
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Corona del Mar, CA
Beach Name: Corona Del Mar State Beach ("Big Corona")
Location: Ocean Blvd and Jasmine Avenue, Corona Del Mar, CA
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, rest rooms, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits
Web: Online info here

Corona del Mar, CA
Beach Name: Little Corona Del Mar Beach
Location: At the intersection of Poppy Avenue and Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None
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Beaches in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA
Beach Name: Crystal Cove State Park
Location: Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, Beachcomber Restaurant, cabins by reservation
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Cameo Cove
Location: North of Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: Private
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Emerald Bay
Location: 600 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: Private
Facilities: None
Map: Map this beach!

Laguna Beach, CA
Beach Name: Crescent Bay Point Park
Location: West end of Crescent Bay Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards and restrooms
Map: Map this beach!

Laguna Beach, CA
Beach Name: Crescent Bay
Location: Cliff Drive & Chiquita Street, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards and restrooms

Beach Name: Shaw's Cove
Location: At the intersection of Fairview Street & Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Fisherman's Cove
Location: Access points along the 600 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Diver's Cove
Location: Access points along the 600 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Heisler Park
Location: 400 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Picnic tables, restrooms, greenbelts, BBQs
Web: Online info here
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Rockpile Beach
Location: Access points along the 500 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Picnic Beach
Location: Access points along the 500 block of Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards

Laguna Beach, CA
Beach Name: Main Beach
Location: West of Broadway, Cliff Drive, Ocean Avenue & Laguna Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, rest rooms, showers, greenbelts, play areas, benches, game tables, boardwalk, and picnic tables
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Thalia Street
Location: Bottom of Thalia Street, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Brooks Beach
Location: Brooks Street & Gaviota Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Arch Cove
Location: Ocean Way & Pearl Street, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Victoria Beach
Location: Dumond Drive & Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Aliso Creek County Beach
Location: 31131 Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, rest rooms, showers, picnic tables, and fire pits
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Table Rock
Location: Table Rock Drive, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Thousand Steps Beach
Location: Near Bluff Drive, accessed from South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None
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Beaches in Dana Point

Beach Name: Monarch Bay
Location: Bay Drive, Dana Point, CA
Hours: Private

Beach Name: Salt Creek Beach
Location: Ritz-Carlton Drive & Shoreline Drive, Dana Point, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Picnic tables, BBQs, restrooms, greenbelts
Web: Online info here
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Dana Cove Park
Location: Cove Road & Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Restrooms

Beach Name: Swim Beach
Location: Cove Road & Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Restrooms

Beach Name: Doheny State Beach
Location: Del Obispo/Dana Point Harbor Drive & Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, restrooms, showers, picnic areas, camping and fire pits
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Capistrano Beach
Location: El Camino Real & Palisades Drive, Dana Point, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, and picnic tables
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Beaches in San Clemente

Beach Name: Poche Beach
Location: Camino Capistrano & Pacific Coast Highway, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: North Beach
Location: West of El Camino Real, below Ole Hanson Beach Club, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: Linda Lane Park
Location: West end of Linda Lane, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: None

Beach Name: San Clemente City Beach
Location: Access points Buena Vista, Mariposa, Escolanes, end of Linda Lane, at Encino Lane, the San Clemente Pier, Placio Cristobal and Esplanade Avenue, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, restrooms, showers, picnic areas and greenbelts

Beach Name: San Clemente Pier
Location: West of Avenida Del Mar & Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 8 am to 10 pm
Facilities: Lifeguards, food & drink, restrooms, showers, picnic areas and greenbelts
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: San Clemente State Beach
Location: Accessed from Avenida Calafia, San Clemente, CA
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm (6 am to 8 pm from December to February)
Facilities: Lifeguards, rest rooms, showers, picnic areas, camping and fire pits
Web: Online info here
Map: Map this beach!

Beach Name: Trestles
Location: Trailhead starts at the intersection of Cristianitos Road and Avenida del Presidente, San Clemente (San Diego County), CA
Hours: Unknown
Facilities: None
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: The Point (San Onofre State Beach)
Location: San Onofre State Beach - Accessed from Basilone Road, off of I-5, three miles south of San Clemente
Hours: Unknown
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, fire pits, picnic tables, and showers
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Four Doors (San Onofre State Beach)
Location: San Onofre State Beach - Accessed from Basilone Road, off of I-5, three miles south of San Clemente
Hours: Unknown
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, fire pits, picnic tables, and showers
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Old Man's (San Onofre State Beach)
Location: San Onofre State Beach - Accessed from Basilone Road, off of I-5, three miles south of San Clemente
Hours: Unknown
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, fire pits, picnic tables, and showers
Web: Online info here

Beach Name: Dogpatch (San Onofre State Beach)
Location: San Onofre State Beach - Accessed from Basilone Road, off of I-5, three miles south of San Clemente
Hours: Unknown
Facilities: Lifeguards, restrooms, fire pits, picnic tables, and showers
Web: Online info here
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NOTE: Beaches can be dangerous places. Always use caution when entering the water and be sure to check with a lifeguard BEFORE entering the water. This information is offered only as a guide and any information used is done so at your own risk.