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Orange County Beaches

Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites offers more than just a great place to stay near DISNEYLAND®. Within a short drive of the hotel, you'll discover the best beaches in Orange County. Whether you're looking to soak up some Southern California sun, sand, and surf, go whale watching, embark on a deep-sea fishing tour, or learn to surf, you'll have your pick of great beaches up and down the Orange County coast.

Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching

Located in Newport Beach, CA just 20 minutes from Anaheim, Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching offers adventure for everyone with year-round half-day day and three-quarter day fishing trips along with multiple whale watching cruises daily.

Corona Del Mar State Beach

Corona del Mar State Beach is a popular place for swimmers, surfers and divers, not to mention tide poolers and sandcastle-builders. Recently remodeled, the park offers modern restrooms, showers, jogging paths, fire rings, volleyball nets and shaded picnic areas. The half-mile long sandy beach is framed by cliffs and a rock jetty that forms the east entrance to Newport Harbor.

Balboa Peninsula

Visitors to Orange County's beaches enjoy both summer and winter, spending their days in the sun before indulging in casual or fine dining options. Popular activities include skateboarding, biking, and renting boards, while prime surfing spots are plentiful off the jetty. Newport Beach offers a lengthy bike trail around most of the peninsula, providing a scenic route to admire some of Southern California's most luxurious real estate.

Crystal Cove State Park

Spanning three miles of Pacific coastline, along with wooded canyons, open bluffs, and offshore waters, this area is designated as an underwater park. Experience the remarkable sensation of being 'away from it all,' despite being in close proximity to one of the largest populated centers in the U.S.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, also know as the “Window to the Sea,” is located in the heart of downtown Laguna. The boardwalk area features a pathway to Heisler Park, volleyball and basketball areas, picnic tables, a children’s play area and protected tide pools.

Dana Point

At the turn of the 19th century, Dana Point was the only major harbor between San Diego and Santa Barbara. Now the harbor features a modern marina with boats offering whale watching cruises from November through March. Along with its beaches, the harbor also has restaurant dining with a harbor view and gift shops.

Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington Beach

Soft sand, bonfire pits, beautiful sunsets, surfers—these gorgeous beaches have been synonymous with surfing and California beach culture since Duke Kahanamoku —the Father of Surfing — first surfed the HB Pier in the early twentieth century. Huntington City Beach offers bike paths, surfing and volleyball. Bolsa Chica features bike paths, camping, hiking and surfing.

Catalina Island

Time seems to slow down in this serene haven. Bask in crystal-clear waters, sunlit beaches, and the blissful sensation of 'island time.' Explore charming shops, dining options, and a historic casino in the City of Avalon, either by renting a golf cart or strolling around. Keep an eye out for buffalo during the bus ride across the island to the village of Two Harbors.