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Hello, my family and I are taking a trip to California in mid September and we are debating which would be a nice beach to visit (near Anaheim since we are going to Disneyland) . I hear Laguna beach is nice, but is it family friendly? we have a 4 year old girl, so we want something safe, clean and fun. Or does anybody else have a better suggestion? Thanks.

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Yes. Laguna is family friendly, safe, clean, and fun. If we want to debate it, there are a number of others that meet you requirements as well, but Laguna is as good a choice as any.

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There are a number of small beach coves in Laguna Beach. Not many are actually visible from Pacific Coast Highway (except for Main Beach). Some have facilities like restrooms, showers, and picnic areas and others do not. Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach have longer wide stretches of beach with restrooms, showers, picnic areas, fire rings, etc.

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Balboa Pier Beach in Newport on the pennusilla, is generally more interesting for families with children because of the things to do and see there, but Laguna is all right.

All of the beaches in Orange County are safe,clean, and fun.

Edited: 10 July 2014, 09:32
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I am not sure what would make the Balboa Pier area more interesting for families than Main Beach Laguna Beach.

Main Beach Laguna has a wooden boardwalk with a children's play area at either end and tide pools near the south end of Main Beach. Main Beach also has showers, changing rooms and bathrooms at either end.

Downtown Laguna is directly across from Main Beach and has lots of family friendly restaurants and shops right there.

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Laguna Beach is very nice.. there is a playground and lifeguard tower at Main Beach. :).

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Crystal Cove state park http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com/ is another option for pure beach experience with some amenities. You can get some beach rental equipment there and find a place with some privacy if you want. If driving, you can drop off near beachcomber restaurant then take short hike back from parking.

Even though I live in Newport, I'd recommend Laguna for the California beach town feel for newcomers. Nice shops along with the beach.

You could explore both Crystal Cove and Laguna in the same day. They're only 10 minutes away from each other - not including time for parking.

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