The O.C. has over 42 miles of coastline and yesterday I decided to treat myself to a drive along almost every mile of it. I enjoyed a great lunch with family in Long Beach just over the Orange County line. So, I thought it would be fun to get a photo of each of the county's piers. What more fitting way to celebrate the first Friday of Summer? It was a beautiful day in the 80's inland and high 70's at the beach with a perfect offshore wind.
Orange County has 10 beach cities and oh so many beautiful beaches. North to South they are Seal Beach, Surfside, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.
There are four piers and one "used to be pier" at Aliso Creek. The piers are located from North to South at Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach (Laguna Beach Pier has been removed) and San Clemente. Piers are the centers of the main part of downtown for the cities fortunate enough to have piers. Each has their own special charm and activities.
There's fishing and dining on all of the four piers. You can board a boat and go fishing offshore from Seal Beach. Huntington Pier is a familiar site and provides a picturesque backdrop for the International Surfing Competiton each year. Huntingtion Beach is also know as surf city.
In the photos you'll see people having a great time enjoying skating, bicycling, surfing, sunning, volleyball, snacking, sailing and just plain having fun. In Huntington Beach there's even a place where dogs can frollick in the surf on "dog beach". Ah, it is a dog's life! I hope you will enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them. Happy Summer 2007.
Marlene Bridges, REALTOR® 800 777-1775
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist®
President - Laguna Hills/Laguna Woods Chamber of Commerce
Marlene is a highly experienced South Orange County CA REALTOR® specializing in residential Real Estate and the sale of Homes and Condos in South Orange County, California and Saddleback Valley cities of: Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo.