Victoria Beach is one of several secluded public beaches in Laguna Beach, guarded on both ends by rocky points, cliffs, and intertidal zones. A perfect stretch of sand, great tide pools, and a mysterious cliff-side tower make for a great beach day.
The SS Dominator shipwreck hike is a fun half-day adventure exploring beautiful Palos Verdes Cove, an hour or less drive from just about anywhere in Los Angeles.
We love getting out of Los Angeles to go to the beach. Crystal Cove State Park is a great 3 mile stretch of coastline and inland chaparral canyons. There are coastal cliffs, tidepools, and a beachfront cove just north of Laguna Beach.
A day trip from Los Angeles to Leo Carrillo State Beach Park is a great escape from the crowded, flat sand city beaches. Surf, swim, explore sea caves and tidepools, and make going to the beach an adventure, not a test of your patience.
Whenever I give my kids the option of going to the Abalone Cove tidepools, they chose it over any other day trip. Short drive, easy hike, beach, picnic, and marine biology. The perfect day.