Beach Cities, California
Cities of South Orange County, California consist of Laguna
Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and reaching somewhat inland
- historic San Juan Capistrano.
and visitors alike find ample things to amuse themselves in
all four of these fine cities. Some of the finest surfing
beaches are found along our coast, antique shopping, dining
for all tastes, and countless recreational activities can
be found such as sports fishing, walking, bicycling, parasailing.
Beach is the home to world-class artists and
galleries. The Annual Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust
Festival are a must for any summer holiday. The many small,
rugged coves north of Laguna Beach make for great snorkeling
and scuba diving, while the grassy parkland along the city's
Main Beach is the perfect spot to watch a pro volleyball match
or a pick-up game of basketball.
years of California history are revealed when you walk the
streets of San
Juan Capistrano. You can stroll down Los Rios
Street, considered one of the oldest residential streets in
California, view several adobe buildings over a hundred years
old and visit Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in 1776.
March is almost a month long holiday when the town celebrates
the annual swallows return from there winter home in Argentina
Point, characterized by nearly seven miles
of prominent coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific
Ocean, is home to the Orange County Marine Institute, the
Tallship Pilgrim, Dana Point Harbor, and Doheny State Beach.
Doheny State Park, one of California's most popular beach
facilities offers camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing,
bicycling, tide pool exploration and more.
Clemente, along with neighboring San Onofre,
has a greater assortment of surfing spots - for both experts
and beginners -more than anywhere else in the world. Year round favorable
weather conditions enable visitors to consistently enjoy the
shopping, dining and taking in beach town atmosphere.