A Beach Enthusiast’s Guide: Top Beaches in South Orange County

Summer is in full swing and the radiant sun is calling you to the beautiful shores of Orange County. As a haven for beach enthusiasts, this region boasts some of California’s most pristine beaches. Get ready for your next seaside escape in South Orange County! We’ve curated a list of our favorite beaches that you simply cannot afford to miss on your upcoming trip to Capistrano Surfside Inn. Let’s embark on a beach adventure like no other!

Laguna Beach

Salt Creek: A popular Orange County park located in Dana Point, just 4 miles from Capistrano Surfside Inn. Families are drawn to this beach because of its generous stretch of soft sand, gentle waves, and the comforting presence of vigilant lifeguards. Adding to its charm, a spacious grass area provides an ideal setting for family picnics and unforgettable moments of sunset gazing.

Doheny State Beach: Just 2 miles from Capistrano Surfside Inn, Doheny State Beach is located near San Juan Creek in Dana Point. While this beach may be long and narrow, no need to worry, as finding your perfect spot along this expansive sand is a breeze. Enjoy the comfort of lifeguards overseeing your safety, utilize the picnic tables and fire rings available along South Beach. Additionally, discover a refreshing freshwater lagoon nearby!

Treasure Island: Situated a mere 7 miles from Capistrano Surfside Inn, located in Laguna Beach, lies a coastal paradise that will leave you in awe. The crystal blue waters and pristine sands make this location feel like a dream come true. As you venture towards the southern end of Treasure Island Beach Park, an accessible pathway leads to the sandy shore below. If you venture further north, you’ll run into large rock outcroppings. This protected inlet is not just a sight to behold, but also a haven for snorkelers, boasting some of the clearest water in all of Laguna Beach. 

Shaws Cove: A small sandy beach tucked away below homes in Laguna Beach, 10.5 miles from Capistrano Surfside Inn. This beach is a haven for divers, families with young children, and tide pool fans! Put on a mask and snorkel, and prepare to be amazed by the abundance of marine life awaiting you. Even if diving into the ocean isn’t your preference, don’t worry! During low tide seasons, fascinating tide pools are revealed for exploration. It’s important to remember, however, to admire these natural wonders without disturbing them.

San Clemente Pier City Beach: Nestled in charming San Clemente, just 6 miles from Capistrano Surfside Inn, you’ll find the beloved San Clemente Pier Beach. Enjoy sunbathing, beach volleyball, and leisurely picnics on the spacious sandy shores. Prepare for a full day of seaside bliss, as there are plenty of restaurants nearby. Restrooms, BBQ facilities, and fire rings are also available, ensuring your comfort and enjoyment throughout your beach experience.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create unforgettable memories by the sea! Book your stay today at Capistrano Surfside Inn and let us transform your beach getaway into a truly extraordinary experience!