Sunday, August 28, 2011

Aliso Beach, Laguna Beach CA

My Review:  Aliso Beach is right next to Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA.  Aliso beach has a pay parking lot right next to it, Treasure Island has a pay garage up the bluff. Both are right off the pacific coast highway.  Come early if you expect to get a spot on a weekend.  The beach is nice, but swimming can be iffy, the waves break at the shore so it can be rough.  Both the north and south side of the beach have rocks and tide pools.  The north side also has a natural arch tucked off the main beach a bit, which is great for a picture looking south, you may have to get in line as it is popular with photographers.  No dogs allowed on the beach and I even saw a lifeguard kick a couple of dogs off the beach, so don't even try it.  The Montage resort is next to Treasure Island Beach.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Orange County Park

I said before that Sacramento had the best parks, but Orange County certainly gives them a run for their money.  This is a random Orange County park, one of many small ones scattered around.  Sacramento parks can have giant trees, Orange County's are smaller and better manicured overall.