Every once in a while you have one of those perfect days at the beach. The weather is not too hot, not too cold. The breeze is slight. The sky and the ocean are competing to see which can be the more beautiful shade of blue. A pod of dolphins swims by as your children frolic and chase sea gulls. We had one of those days recently at Aliso Beach Park.
My inlaws were in town recently visiting from Texas and I wanted to show them all South Orange County had to offer. We drove through Laguna Canyon and down PCH to Aliso Beach. I had read about it on Fun Orange County Parks and thought it would be the perfect place to take a lunch and spend the afternoon. Was I ever right! This place rocks! There is a very cool playground right on the beach so you can enjoy the ocean while your kids slide and swing some energy off. Mari enjoyed bridge while Ben enjoyed running up and down a ramp near the play equipment. That boy. Such a Ben. There are picnic benches in the playground area so you can sit out of the sand and not have a bunch of sand kicked into your sandwich.
Another great thing about this beach is that they have fire pits. I personally would love to snag this fire pit on the perfect summer evening so I could roast marshmallows and daydream about the mansion up on the bluff being mine.
Mari enjoyed walking down the beach with Grandma while Ben learned the fine art of bird chasing from Grandpa.
Not that Mari was to be outdone in that department...
The icing on the cake was the pod of dolphins that swam amazingly close to shore. Honestly, how much more idyllic can you get?
If you would like more information on this wonderful beach please check out Fun Orange County Parks.