5 Orange County Beaches You Just Can’t Miss

Orange County Beaches We Love

Southern California is lined with amazing beaches. Couple that with our perfect weather and it’s a match made in heaven. With the arrival of the warm weather, everyone will be heading down to the sand. Orange County is the place to be this summer with some of the best beaches in the world. We’re giving you a little preview of 5 Orange County beaches that you’ll definitely want to visit this summer. Get that sunblock ready!


Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar is one of the most exclusive and luxurious beaches in Orange County. The ocean front properties are commanding pieces of architecture that provide stunning views of one of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast. The surrounding communities are full of charming beach cottages and properties that are just minutes from the water. The beach itself is stunning with stretches of sand that are public as well as private nooks for quiet relaxation. Rock formations along the shore make for a unique aesthetic as well as some great recreational climbing. Corona Del Mar doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food and entertainment. This beach has some of the best restaurants along PCH as well as Fashion Island for world-class shopping.

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Corona del Mar. Photo Courtesy of California Beaches.

Newport Beach (Pier and Wedge)

Newport is another one of the nicest beaches on the west coast. The area has everything from food and entertainment, to high end shopping, to extremely rare and exotic car showrooms. Class and exclusivity are ever-present in Newport. If you’ve had your fill of its huge variety of shopping and entertainment, the beach alone makes it worth the visit. The Newport Pier and The Wedge are perfect places to spend the day and enjoy the incredible ocean views. The Pier is relaxing and makes for the perfect walk, while The Wedge is great for some body surfing.

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Newport Beach. Photo by: Ben McBee

Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is the all American beach experience. It’s a surf community through and through with a culture and vibe that can’t be replicated. It’s one of the hottest beaches with people flocking to the sand every summer. Huntington is always a good time as it allows visitors to relax, get some sun, play some volleyball and have bonfires. Simply put, Huntington is a great place to hang out. The pier makes for a nice walk with a great, spanning view of the ocean; at the end lies the iconic Ruby’s Diner. Directly up from the pier is Main street which provides all the food and entertainment a person could want. Bars line the street along with restaurants and surf shops. Surf City USA won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a great time at the beach.

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Huntington Beach. Photo Courtesy of Surf City USA

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is all about the views. Its coastline is absolutely breathtaking. Verdant greenery and lively florals line the shore. It’s the ideal beach for a relaxing day out on the sand. In fact, Laguna is a relaxed and quiet area in general. It’s perfect for those who are looking for unbeatable views with a laid back, easy lifestyle. There is plenty of charm along the picturesque Forest Avenue. This little downtown area is great for a leisurely stroll full of shopping. Laguna Beach is the kind of place where you’ll find yourself surrounded by views that look like they were plucked from the pages of a magazine.

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Laguna Beach. Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove has to be one of the most charming beaches in the world. This quaint stretch of shoreline will transport you back to the classic California beaches of the 20’s and 30’s. This retro ambiance is created by the classic beach cottages from this era that have been refurbished, yet kept in the exact style and tradition of their time. The Beachcomber Café feeds into the classic feel as it provides great food in an old school diner setting. Crystal Cove provides unbeatable views and most importantly, a quaint and quiet place to relax by the water. Don’t forget to check the tide before you go, the kids will love exploring the tide pools at this beach!

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Crystal Cove Beach. Photo Courtesy of Crystal Cove.

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