Orange County Opt Out Friday November 25 2022.
South Orange County offers great outdoor adventures for you to enjoy on Opt Out Friday November 25 2022.
Laguna Beach California
Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy at 10:00am-7:00pm
Walk thru the Sawdust Festival and enjoy (3) stages of live music and 165 artist vendors.
The Sawdust Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road.
Dana Point California
Dana Point Harbor Holiday Lights
Walk thru Dana Point Harbor and enjoy the Holiday Lights for great Photo Opps!
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34521 Golden Lantern Street.
Fashion Island Nightly Tree Lighting
Fashion Island is an Outdoor Shopping Destination with Holiday Happenings each night at 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Fashion Island Is Located at 401 Newport Center Drive
California State Beach Parks In Orange County
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.
Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers.
The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor.
The beach is also popular with surfers and divers.
The beach can be reached via an access road near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar.
Huntington in a great place to surf, swim, sunbathe, fish or just watch the sun set.
There are volleyball courts, basketball courts, fire-rings for bonfires and a multi-use trail.
A paved beachside trail runs for 8.5 miles between Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches, with the 3.5-mile Huntington City Beach wedged between them.
The beach is west of the intersection of Magnolia Avenue & Hwy 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) in the City of Huntington Beach.
Bolsa Chica is a perfect place to go surfing, sunbathing, play volleyball, enjoy water sports, hold family outings or to watch the sun set.
The beach consistently draws prime waves and the surf breaks in shallower water, causing incoming waves to form a desirable curled shape as they crest.
Bolsa Chica is also a place for surf fishing of perch, corbina, California corbina, croaker, cabezon, shovelnose guitar fish and sand shark.
At new and full moons during the summer, visitors can enjoy bare-handed fishing for California grunion, a species that only spawns on sandy southern California beaches.
Under state law, these fish may be caught by hand with a fishing permit.
Wildlife and bird watching are also popular at this state beach.
The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is located across the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) from the beach and is operated by the California Department of Fish and Game.
The beach extends from Pacific Coast Highway at Golden West to Pacific Coast Highway at Warner Ave.
Orange County County Beach Parks
Body Surfing/Fire Rings/Food Concessions/Playground Tot Lot/Restrooms/Skim Boarding/Surfing/Swimming
Aliso Beach is located at 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach
Body Surfing/Fishing/Paddle Boarding/Restrooms/Surfing/Swimming
Capo Beach is located at 35005 Beach Road in Capistrano Beach Dana Point
Equipment Rental/Fishing/Food Concessions/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding/Restrooms/Swimming
Dana Point Harbor is located at 34451 Ensenada Place in Dana Point
The Huntington Beach City Beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of pristine shoreline.
Popularly known as “Surf City,” Huntington Beach is home to the world famous municipal pier.
Huntington City Beach is directly across Pacific Coast Highway and extends north from Beach Boulevard to Seapoint Street
Guest Dock/Kayaking/Picnic areas (tables, restrooms)/Restrooms/Showers/Swimming/Volleyball Courts
Bayside Beach is located at 1901 Bayside Drive in Newport Beach
Dana Point Salt Creek Beach Park
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.
Body Surfing/Equipment Rental/Fishing/Restrooms/Shelters/Surfing/Swimming/Weddings Special Events
Salt Creek is located at 33333 South Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point
Huntington Beach Sunset Harbor
There are five marinas within the Sunset Harbour area, and a total of approximately 3,000 boats along with over 1,500 residences on the water.
There is a vast natural area that lies between the Naval Weapons Station and Sunset Harbour known as the Anaheim Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
This is home to numerous types of marine life and birds that thrive in the natural habitat that has existed for years.
The area is said to be one of the most important and beautiful natural wildlife areas along the Pacific Coast.
Sunset Harbor is located at 2901 Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach
Check With Orange County Health Department for any Beach Closures and Advisories