Aliso Beach– Southern California is known for its water sports and Aliso Beach Park is no exception. Swimming, skimboarding, surfing, skin diving and paddle boarding all take place in the waters off Aliso. Sunbathing, tidepool exploration (look but don’t touch) and sand castle building are also beach related activities. A tot lot is provided for children. Aliso Beach features sandy beaches, rocky promontories, and scenic coastal foothills. Fishing is available off the Aliso Pier. A concessionaire offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverage and beach supplies. A marine life refuge borders to the north and south; rocky outcroppings mark the park boundary. Fishing or the take of any marine life is not allowed at Aliso Beach Park. A concession building offers food and beverages with restrooms nearby
Laguna Beach– Welcome to Laguna Beach, Southern California’s premier coastal destination. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, this seven-mile stretch of sand and surf offers a year-round retreat for art lovers, nature enthusiasts and beachgoers.
Balboa Peninsula Beach & Pier– A fun beach with nearby cafes and surf shops. Outfitters on the side streets rent rollerblades, beach cruisers and surfboards. The beach offers a small-scale surf break-rarely surfable, but a mellow place to get on a board for the first time. Across Balboa Blvd., next to the Balboa Pavilion, is the family-friendly Fun Zone. Just look for the Ferris Wheel and follow the scent of popcorn and cotton candy.