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Kid friendly beach in October 2013? Weather?

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Kid friendly beach in October 2013? Weather?

We are headed to Disneyland for a couple of days and want to take the kids, 5 & 7 to the beach. We will be flying out of LAX the following morning, where should we take the kids and how is the weather mid October?

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1. Re: Kid friendly beach in October 2013? Weather?

October weather is hard to predict. It can sometimes be very hot; at other times, not. In any event, southern california weather is moderate throughout the year so it certainly won't be cold (although our ocean water is on the cold side throughout the year).

Will you have a car? If not, getting to a local beach via public transit from the Disneyland area will take 2 hours and 2 buses in succession -- each way. A taxi will be expensive. The closest beach is Huntington Beach which is as kid-friendly as any beach you'll find in southern California.

Alternatively, if you haven't made hotel reservations as yet (or can change them), consider, staying the last night near LAX and visit a beach within 10 or 20 minutes of the airport. Options include:

1. The Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach (15 minutes south of LAX)

2. The Jamaica Bay Inn (on a cove of an inland waterway that's off the ocean). If you want ocean waves, you can walk to Venice Beach in about 15 minutes. The Inn is in Marina del Rey -- 15 minutes north of LAX

3. Adjacent to the Jamaica Bay Inn is the less expensive Fog Horn Harbor Inn.

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2. Re: Kid friendly beach in October 2013? Weather?

As mentioned, weather in October can vary. Generally, its still pretty warm the first half of the month, but in the 2nd half it cools off and there can be a lot of wind. HopSkipJump has given you good advice about which beaches to consider.

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3. Re: Kid friendly beach in October 2013? Weather?

October can be very hot. I can remember several scorching Halloweens. Perfect beach weather. But it can also be cool. It is a transition autumn month, so sort of unpredictable. If your down in Anaheim, you might spend the day at Huntington Beach.

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