31131 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Swimming, surfing, skin diving and paddle boarding all take place in the waters off Aliso Beach. Also enjoy fishing, sunbathing, tide-pools exploration and sand castle building. A concessionaire offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages and beach supplies.
35005 Beach Road
Capo Beach, CA 92675
Enjoy volleyball, basketball and other beach activities. During the summer months, a concession building offers fishing gear rental and sales, food and beverages, and beach supplies.
Dana Point Harbor
34551 Puerto Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Sail, sailboard or just survey the Point’s tidepools at this facility where water fun is the main activity. From green-hand to captain, the Youth and Group Facility has a recreation program for everyone.
18712 University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612-2601
(949) 923-2250 or (949) 923-2248
One of the finest and most scenic small boat harbors in the world winds its way back to Newport Dunes, a favorite gathering place for water-oriented family fun. A calm water beach is great for sunbathing and swimming with the kids. More active aquatic adventures include sail boarding, boating and fishing. The harbor features boat slips for every type of recreational craft, from rowboats to yachts. RV camping is available at the Dunes. Don’t miss the harbor’s special events such as the Ensenada Race, the Christmas Boat Parade and a continuum of regattas.
Salt Creek Beach
33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Salt Creek is a popular surfing location. A small, offshore reef creates some of the best-left swells along the entire shoreline. Swimming, body surfing, sunbathing and tidepools exploration are other beach activities.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(949) 923-2220 or (949) 923-2223
Sunset Beach provides ample space for recreational activities. Traditional water related activities such as swimming, and body and board surfing are common. A surfing zone is provided and controlled by the “black ball” flag system. Lifeguard service is provided. Food and beach supplies are available at many nearby stores, restaurants and food stands.
Huntington Beach Pier
315 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
18712 University Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
There are five marinas within the Sunset-Huntington Harbor area. Also, near the harbor is the Anaheim Bay National Wildlife Refuge that is home to numerous types of marine life and birds that thrive in the natural habitat; and is said to be one of the most important and beautiful natural wildlife areas along the Pacific Coast.
Upper Newport Bay
2301 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Bordering Newport Back Bay, the Nature Preserve provides vistas of the coastal wetlands, which are reminiscent of the historic landscape of much of Alta California. Renowned as one of the finest birding sites in North America, several endangered species make this natural preserve their home. The Muth Interpretive Center overlooks the shimmering estuary, offering the visitor a portage to bay life.
Irvine Regional Park
Nov 1 - March 31 7am- 6pm
April 1-Oct. 31, 7am-9pm
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am to 3:30pm
Park Info: Irvine Regional park is surrounded by Oak and Sycamore trees. Barbeques and tables are throughout entire park. With parking and restrooms nearby. A paved bicycle and walking trail goes through the central park making it easily accessable to six playgrounds, four softball fields, two horse shoe pits, volleyball courts and lagoon. Sycamore Hill group area is the newest reservable private picnic area. Requests for this area should contact the Irvine Park Railroad at (714)997-3968.
Concessions: Bicycle and aquacycle rentals are located adjacent to the historic boathouse. Rentals are available throughout the summer, weekends and holidays. Children's pony rides: are provided 11am to 5pm, weekends and holidays. During summer vacation, the rides are open everyday, except Monday.
Train At the Santa Ana Zoo
Dogs permitted, bike trail, baseball fields, pony rides, train rides The Irvine Park Railroad and snack shop is located across from the pony rides and is open everyday from 10am to 4pm.
Aliso And Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
28373 Alicia Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Description: 4,000 acres of wilderness and natural open space land. Within the park are mature oaks, sycamores, and elderberry trees, two year round streams and over 30 miles of trails. Many endangered plants and animals live in this park. It is designated as a wildlife sanctuary.
Arden Modjeska Historic House & Garden
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Home of world renowned actress Madame Helena Modjeska. Arden is designated a National Historic Landmark.
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
4442 Carbon Canyon Rd.
Brea, CA 92823
(714) 973-3160 or (714) 973-3162
Description: Carbon Canyon Regional Park consists of 124 acres. Sixty are developed and of the remaining acreage, a ten acre grove of Coastal Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has been established. Throughout the developed park are Pepper trees, Sycamores, Eucalyptus and Pines.
Featherly Regional Park Canyon RV
24001 Santa Ana Canyon Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 771-6731 or (714) 637-0210
A stately grove of mature Cottonwood and Sycamore trees and the Santa Ana River create the setting for the beautiful Featherly Regional Park. Among the park's other assets is a natural riparian wilderness area, wide open spaces, planted turf areas and a wide variety of ornamental trees. The Santa Ana River flows through the park, encouraging a variety of plant and animal life.
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Heritage Hill Historical Park is composed of 4.1 acres, four historic buildings and associated structures for maintenance and public restrooms. The fully restored and furnished historic buildings span the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area from the Mexican Rancho era (Serrano Adobe, circa 1863), to the founding of the town of El Toro (El Toro Grammar School, 1890; St. George's Episcopal Mission, 1891), through the citrus farming days of the early twentieth century (Harvey Bennett Ranch House, 1908).
Guided tours through the buildings are provided for the public Wednesday through Sunday. The tours offer an interpretation of Saddleback area history through the artifacts, events and people associated with each building. Landscaping of the park is in keeping with the historic nature of the buildings. The grounds are also available for weddings. Park staff and associated community interest groups offer special events each year, the most popular of which is the annual Victorian Christmas held on the first Saturday of December.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
20101 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park's 6,500 acres (property is owned by The City of Laguna Beach, The County of Orange, and the California Department of Fish & Game) are part of the South Coast Wilderness area, comprised of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park, The City of Irvine Open Space and Irvine Ranch Land Reserve, and Laguna Coast (about 18,000 acres).
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 923-2240 or (949)923-2243
Park's 80 acres of turf surround a 44 acre lake, which is regularly stocked with catfish, bass and blue gill and trout during the winter months only.