Best Kept Beaches in Orange County
When you think of California there are many things that come to mind such as Hollywood, wine country, and warm sunny weather just to make a few. Also, on the top of that list is California’s famous beaches! Orange County is full of beautiful beaches that attract people from all over the world. Pair those beaches with our Summer weather and you are in for the perfect day. While some of the popular beaches in Orange County can get crowded quickly, our area is full of beaches that are our best kept secrets.
Here are a few of the best kept secret beaches in Orange County.
- Seal Beach.
Seal Beach is located at the Northern part of Orange County wedged between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. It has over a mile of beautiful sandy shore. This beach is also home to the second longest wooden pier in California. It is a great area for windsurfing and has bunch of cute shops on the pier all along the shore.
- Little Corona Del Mar Beach.
This small beach is perfect if you are into snorkeling or scuba diving! It is a small cove located at the end of Buck Gully Ravine in Newport Beach. On your way to the beach, stop at the vantage point and make sure to look up to appreciate the breathtaking views. There are amazing tide pools here perfect for exploring the marine wildlife.
- 1000 Steps Beach.
While this hidden gem isn’t actually 1,000 steps, it sure feels like it for those that venture here. 1000 Steps Beach is a Laguna local favorite spot surrounded by beautiful rocks, making it the perfect place to sit and watch the waves crash. If you check the local tide schedule and go at low tide, there are some amazing finds, like Totuava Beach and some caves that you can only get to when the time is right.
- Treasure Cove Beach.
This is beach is located at the Northern end of Crystal Cove State Park and it is named perfectly for all the treasures you can find in the tide pools! This spot is also amazing for scuba diving and great for surfing if that is your thing! If you go during the right time of year, you may even spot some gray whales. Treasure Cove Beach is an amazing, beautiful beach with many different things to enjoy.
- Table Rock Beach.
Table Rock Beach is truly a Laguna Beach hidden gem. This beach is the perfect mix of space and seclusion. There is a massive cave to explore here along with an excellence sandy shore. You will be mesmerized by the pro skim boarders who seek this spot out during high tide.
With Orange County being such a popular spot for tourists you may find it hard to believe there are still some quiet secluded beaches, but this list is just the beginning. Just remember, getting to the best kept secret beaches is not going to be as easy as getting to the famous ones, but it will be well worth the effort. What is your favorite hidden beach around Orange County?