Orange County California Beaches | Best Beaches in the USA!

Not the East Coast beaches with humidity, alligators, bugs and hurricanes, these charmed West Coast beaches feature drier, cooler temperatures, less bugs, bites and no hurricanes. With very few exceptions, Orange County, California beaches are accessible and open to the public.  The privileged Orange County beaches of Southern California enjoy priceless land values, scenic vistas, long sandy expanses and affordable pleasure, making them top visited destinations worldwide. Hot off the press are two things to hook you on these beach experiences. One is a beach sunbathing video.

Orange County beaches are contained within six cities, two unincorporated communities and several neighborhood communities within incorporated cities. It gets a bit confusing, but when you visit, you'll hear about places such as Corona del Mar. It has its own chamber of commerce and seems like an independent beach city...but is really a part of Newport Beach.  The incorporated Orange County beach cities include from north to south Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente. Communities outside the bounds of incorporated cities include Sunset Beach and Surfside.  Beach communities such as Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, Capistrano Beach and Monarch Beach are local communities proud of their identities separate from their cities that provide their services, collect taxes, etc.

What's so great about Orange County beaches? The weather alone makes people want to pack up and move to the beach, but having Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks, plus Knotts Berry Farm just a hop-skip away (30 minutes by car), you'll understand one reason that Orange County beaches welcome over 25 million visitors each year. It's a common sight to to see Japanese with their video cameras, Germans, Chinese, South Americans, Canadians, Brits, Australians and global travelers flocking to these treasured beaches all year.  The weather in Orange County (OC), and at the beach is snow, seldom cold, warm days (75 degrees), breezy afternoons and nights (down to around 60 degrees F.) And it's like that all year long! Winter clothes are not part of the attire in, except for a pair of Uggs or knitted cap worn mostly for fashion.

While Hollywood films and TV shows do much injustice to this mecca by presenting a stereotype of spoiled rich brats with breast implants, you will see all types of people from all economic incomes, all ethnic backgrounds and all shapes and sizes at the Orange County beaches. Dispelling the myths that would intimidate the average Midwesterner from ever coming West to the OC, we're here to paint a little reality. Rich people exist everywhere and per capita, Orange County has not only some of the wealthiest individuals, but also many who live in poverty, according to U.S. standards.  The beauty of the beaches are they are free, fun and available to everyone of every income, ethnicity, persuasion and shape. If you notice a larger than average number of beautiful people, indeed, external beauty is quite evident at Orange County beaches. By the numbers, however, the weight of the population and demographic of Orange County is changing. So we invite you to visit, take a look around, sit yourself down on your own spacious plot of sand and relax. There's plenty of room for everyone at the OC Beach.

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Orange County beaches pictures above show top left clockwise: Laguna Beach; 2 San Clemente photos (pier, volleyball); Newport Beach - Corona del Mar; Dana Point overlook (center); Seal Beach; 2 Huntington Beach photos (pier, mountains). Not pictured are Sunset and Surfside beaches.

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