Orange County Beaches
Laguna’s universal allure is best expressed on a famous gate built in 1935 (which still stands on the corner of Forest and Park Avenues); it reads “This gate hangs well and hinders none, refresh and rest, then travel on.” Laguna Beach also has beautiful coves on the North shore where snorkeling, diving, and kayaking is available. There are over six miles of Laguna coastline with 30 public beaches and unique coves.
Pacific Coast Highway (Between Beach Boulevard & Brookhurt Street)
Huntington Beach is home to 8.5 miles of wide sandy beaches, 28 square miles of land, and 26 square miles of water. Each year, our beaches draw 11 million visitors from all over the world. The quantity and quality of our beaches and the dependable and varied surf break has earned us the nickname "Surf City, USA."
Famous worldwide for its picturesque sandy beaches, majestic coastline, infinite recreational activities, award-winning dining and world-class shopping, Newport Beach is more than a sophisticated beach town - it's a way of life.
A wild and nature filled paradise, everywhere you look Catalina Island is filled with oak, cactus, sage, natural ocean kelp forests, preserved to capture the unique destination it is. Boating, surfing, and diving among other activities are also available with accommodations not more than footsteps away.
Whatever your plans, Long Beach is the place to start. We’re centrally located to all Southern California attractions and just a boat ride away from Catalina Island. Plus, you can enjoy a day at the Aquarium of the Pacific or tour the majestic Queen Mary and still have time for that bike ride at sunset. The City of Long Beach offers a variety of outstanding cultural arts and music festivals and world-class sporting events. Most recently, Long Beach was selected to host the 2004 Olympic Swim Trials, which will draw the country’s best swimmers for an exciting week of competition. Spend a few days and you’ll discover Long Beach has so much more to offer in shopping, dining, the arts, and nightlife. Long Beach is definitely the place to start for all your Southern California adventures!