OC: Beat the Heat with Our 2017 Beach Guide

OC: Beat the Heat with Our 2017 Beach Guide

The summer is heating up, but the Pacific Ocean is always a cool escape. We’ve rounded up some of the most-visited beaches in Orange County based on passenger drop-off data.

Huntington Beach

This beach has some of the best surfing around. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this is where all of the cool kids are hanging 10. Surfing not your thing? How does a beach bonfire during sunset sound? Firepits line part of the beach, but reserve yours early before they are all smoldered!

Newport Beach

Known for its waves and cliffs, Newport is also home to Corona del Mar State Beach where the popular show “Gilligan’s Island” was filmed, and more recently festivals such as Sabroso are hosted. Another perk of Newport beach: more firepits. You’re welcome.

San Clemente Beach

The lesser-known beach on this list, but equally as picturesque for photos and relaxing. San Clemente beaches serve as the halfway point between Los Angeles and San Diego, providing you truly the best of both cities.

Laguna Beach


It was initially made popular by the MTV show, but did you know one of the beaches has a long staircase leading to incredible surfing? This beach is appropriately called Thousand Steps Beach — it’s really only around 220 steps but at the end you’ll find a cave that lead you to pools!

Ready to hit the beach? Take a cool 25% off your ride to and from these beaches through July 29. Don't forget your sunscreen!

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