Experience Orange County, California's Beautiful Beaches

  • Laguna Beach, California

    Life's A Beach Along the Orange County Coast

    Known internationally as the birthplace of Disneyland (and more recently as the home base for a group of affluent housewives on Bravo TV's Real Housewives of Orange County), Orange County also boasts some of Southern California's most spectacular beaches. Laguna Beach, with its seven miles of soft sand and romantic coves, is a perfect example.

    Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

  • Crystal Cove State Park, California

    Underwater Parks Offer Great Snorkeling & Diving

    Located steps away from the Pacific Coast Highway near Newport Beach, Crystal Cove State Park has something for everyone.  A 1,140-acre underwater park attracts snorkelers and scuba divers, and 18 miles of trails offer hiking, biking and horse-riding opportunities. Historic beach houses are also part of the attraction to this state park.

    Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

  • Corona del Mar State Beach, California

    Picturesque Cliffs Frame Many OC Beaches

    Popular with swimmers because of its calm waters, Corona del Mar State Beach is a perfect spot for a romantic picnic or family outing. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor. 

    Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

  • Huntington Beach Surfer

    Catch a Wave, or Watch Others Do It

    The waters off Orange County are a surfer’s paradise. Even if you don’t personally ride the waves, it’s fun to watch others in action.

    Photo courtesy of Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau

  • Laguna Beach, Lifeguards and Tower

    Laguna Beach Lifeguards Make a Splash

    The historic lifeguard tower in Laguna Beach is one of the town's most popular tourist attractions. . .as is the team of lifeguards in their red bathing suits.

    Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

  • Newport Beach, California

    Newport Beach: Perfect Resort Destination

    The affluent community of Newport Beach combines urban chic with the atmosphere of a premier oceanside retreat.  When not relaxing on the soft sand, boogie-boarding or surfing the waves, visitors can enjoy world-class shopping, yachting and a uniquely Southern Californian sophistication.

    Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

  • Laguna Beach, California

    Orange County Beaches are Close to Nature

    No matter what time of the year you visit Orange County beaches, they are never overly-crowded. Get up close and personal with nature on these pristine beaches.

    Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

  • Huntington Beach, California

    Historic Piers Jut Out Into the Ocean

    Historic piers line the California coastline, adding to the ambiance of its beaches. Huntington Beach, known for its trendy surf culture, also boasts one of the largest pleasure piers in the world and 8.5 miles of golden sand beaches.

    Photo courtesy of Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau

  • Paddle Boarding, Orange County, California

    Paddle Boarding's a Favorite Beach Activity

    In addition to sunbathing on the golden sands, visitors can participate in water sports such as kayaking, boogie-boarding, surfing, sail surfing, and paddle boarding.

    Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

  • Orange County Beach

    Ride the Train Up the Coast

    The Orange County beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway are quite spectacular. They can be viewed from the comfort of your seat on the Amtrak "Surfliner" train, which follows the coast from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.

    Photo courtesy of Anaheim/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Newport Beach, California

    End Your Day with a Sunset Stroll

    Strolling along an Orange County beach at sunset is the perfect way to end your day, and begin your evening.

    Photo courtesy of Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau

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