Southern California Opt Out President’s Day Monday February 17 2020.
South Orange County offers great outdoor adventures for you to enjoy on President’s Day Monday February 17 2020.
South OC Beaches California State Parks
San Clemente State Beach
San Clemente State Beach is located at 225W. Calafia Avenue in San Clemente.
A California state beach since 1937.
It is popular among water sport enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to escape from inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day.
The beautiful mile long beach stretches between the curling ocean surf and the foot of a steep bluff.
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point.
Doheny State Beach is located in the city of Dana Point, California and is one of California’s most popular state beaches and attracts almost one million visitors per year. Doheny has a day use surfing beach at its northern end and a five-acre lawn with picnic facilities and volleyball courts.
This state beach is 3 miles south of the city of San Clemente on Interstate 5 at Basilone Road.
San Onofre Bluffs and San Onofre Surf Beach are located south of San Clemente on I-5 (Exit Basilone Road).
The San Mateo Campground is located on the outer edge of San Clemente; 1 mile inland from I-5 (Exit Cristianitos)
San Onofre State Beach is one of California’s most popular beaches and hosts surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, campers, kayakers, birders, fishermen and bicyclists.
It has almost 2.5 million visitors per year and it is one of the top five most-visited state parks in California. Whales, dolphins and sea lions can be seen offshore from time to time.
The state beach has three distinct areas: the San Onofre Bluffs, the San Mateo Campground and the San Onofre Surf Beach.
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park is located at 8471 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
Crystal Cove State Park’s rolling surf, sandy beaches, tidepools, gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges provide a delightful contrast to its urban surroundings.
Located off busy Pacific Coast Highway between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest remaining examples of open space and natural seashore.
Laguna Beach Aliso Beach Park
Aliso Beach Park is located at 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach
Swimming, surfing, skimboarding and skin diving take place in the waters off Aliso Beach.
Sunbathing, tidepool exploration (look but don’t touch) and sand castle building are also beach related activities.
Six fire pits (first come, first served)
No fishing or taking of marine life
Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Park
Salt Creek Beach Park is located at 33333 South Pacific Coast Highway
Salt Creek Beach Park is a popular surfing location.
A small, offshore reef creates some of the best left swells along the entire coastline.
Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tidepool exploration (all tidepool inhabitants are protected) are other beach activities.
Convenience structures include restroom facilities with outside showers and a paved parking area.
A beach concession building, open in the spring and summer, offers quick food and beach supplies.
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34451 Ensenada Place in Dana Point
Panoramic views abound in the natural cove that author and seaman Richard Henry Dana called, “The only romantic spot on the coast.”
It seemed only natural that this scenic cove was destined to become one of the most beautiful recreational harbors on the west coast.
Tidepools/Tallships/Ocean Institute/Baby Beach/Walking Paths/Bike Paths/Shops/Restuarants
Dana Point Strands Vista Park
Strands Vista Park is located at Selva Road and Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point
Benches/Drinking Fountain/Restroom/Trails/Beach/Veterans Memorial Park
Dana Point Headlands Nature Center
Headlands Nature Center is located at 34558 Scenic Drive in Dana Point
Coastal Area and Trail System/Education Center