Southern California - Orange County Beaches
The gorgeous white sand beaches of Orange County are laid back like Huntington Beach, environmentally conscious like Bolsa Chica, a display of fabulous wealth in the beautiful cottages of Newport Beach all along the Orange County Coast. Huntington Beach, well known as Surf City, captures that laid back aspect all along the coast. The HB message is enjoy the parks and beaches and be sure to "Pick up after yourself" - respect the environment and others as Parks Are Good For Everyone. The beaches are very clean and nice because they got the word out that they care about the beaches and parks. Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach are run by the California State Parks Department and the lifeguard stations are manned by their trained lifeguard staff from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Huntington City Beach includes the Pier and the famous Dog Beach where dogs are allowed on the beach with their owners to play on the sand and in the surf.
View of Huntington Beach
Bolsa Chica State Beach is located across the street from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve which preserves and educates the public about the wetlands and the ecological importance of them. Many birds and fish are protected in this environmental preserve.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
The beaches extend from Seal Beach to the North down through Sunset Beach and Huntington Beaches through Newport and Laguna Niguel all the way down to San Clemente. Some of the most gorgeous coast can be found here.
Newport Beach to Catalina Island
Huntington Beach Pier
Lifeguard Tower Huntington State Beach