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Vacation on the Coast of Orange County

Bolsa Chica State Beach

A sandy spot in the city of Huntington Beach in Orange County, the Bolsa Chica State Beach is great stopping point when traveling through southern California. This three-mile beach is ideal for fishing, surfing and swimming, as well as land activities such as cycling, hiking and kite flying.

Unpack the rod and reel and cast out for perch, cabezon and even sand shark – then try your luck at barehanded fishing for California’s own grunion. Wax up that board and surf and few sets – or head over to the nearby International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach's quaint if you're not a surfer yourself. Basketball and volleyball courts are also available to visitors of Bolsa Chica State Beach, as are picnic areas and designated spots for bird watching and wildlife viewing. For an unforgettable day on the beach, head to Orange County and introdice yourself to the Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Dust off all that warm sand at one of two Best Western hotels in Huntington Beach. Bolsa Chica State Beach is three miles from the Best Western hotel along the Pacific Coast Highway, and not far from Best Western hotels in Sunset Beach and Costa Mesa. Sounds like we've got you covered on your vacation.

Corona del Mar State Beach

Set in beautiful Newport Beach in the legendary Orange County region of southern California, Corona del Mar State Beach is a family-friendly beach with more than enough to do. Enclosed by cliffs and an incredible rock jetty, the Corona del Mar State Beach is a perfect spot for picnic and serene sunset viewing.

Stretch out on the sand for an afternoon of sunbathing, or get on your feet for some volleyball followed by a relaxing walk along the surf. Thanks to the mild behavior of the water at this beach, the atmosphere is perfect for surfers and divers of all levels. Bring along that book you've been meaning to read, or fire up the camera and take advantage of the great opportunity for nature photography. It doesn't get much more scenic than the Corona del Mar State Beach.

Need a break from the sun? Head to the Best Western hotel in Newport Beach, all of six miles from the Corona del Mar State Beach. With Best Western hotels in Orange County from Laguna Beach to San Juan Capistrano, you can get comfortable anywhere in Orange County.

Doheny State Beach

Offering the ideal, quaint southern California beach experience, Doheny State Beach is located in the Orange County community of Dana Point. Popular among surfers, day-trippers, and those hoping for a picnic on the beach, Doheny State Beach is named after Edward L. Doheny, an oil tycoon who donated the land in 1931.

Because of it's ideal location, Doheny State Beach is one of the premier beaches in the Orange County area. Enjoy an ease of access from nearby San Clemente. Doheny State Beach is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Surfing at Doheny State Beach is most popular at the north end. It is known as California's first state beach.

Dana Point Harbor

Get ready for a day at the beach. Dana Point Harbor, a focal point for activities and events in Dana Point, is located in southern Orange County. Part of the bustling local community, the Dana Point Harbor features more than 2,500 slips for resident boats and visitors, launching facilities, storage, fishing pier and shipyard facilities.

Visitors find sports fishing and whale watching operations at the harbor – ideal for a few hours out on the Pacific Ocean. Unique shops and restaurants dot the harbor making for a full day of sightseeing and activity.

Annual events hosted at the harbor like the Festival of Whales, the Classic Wooden Boat Festival and offshore powerboat races are an exciting time to visit.Holidays bring special shows and parades to harbor waters as well.