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“Beautiful beach”
Review of Aliso Beach Park

Aliso Beach Park
Ranked #10 of 73 things to do in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Thousand Oaks, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Good beach but the lifeguards were basically traffic wardens. My kids were trying to skim board and couldn't do anything right.

Visited August 2014
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Las Vegas
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“Bonfire and quiet”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This was the first time we had been to this beach and it has three bonfire pits to enjoy. The beach was clean and had restrooms with a place to buy food. It's not the best place for kids to swim since the waves break right on the shore but if you go over to. Camel point to the south the swimming is better. Make sure to go early to get a parking spot that is a dollar an hour because they fill up quick.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Can't Beat This Beach!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

A beautiful beach with nice amenities such as one of the most accessible and cleanest beach restrooms I've ever experienced. We found free parking on the street though there is a lot (it was full however on a sunny Tuesday afternoon). There is also a snack bar. Apparently known for skim boarding, there is an area marked for skim boarders and it was fun to watch. The area nearest the parking lot is smallish but if you are willing to climb over some rocks, there is a wider beach on the other side that you can't even see from the first area. Be aware though that the rocks are a bit sharp and though you are allowed to cross them, lifeguards stop people from going out on them where they extend into the water. This beach is less crowded that the beach downtown, but it's still conveniently close to the restaurants, Festival of the Arts, etc. if you are driving.

Visited July 2014
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Dana Point, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Easy going California style”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Less crowded area by PCH, plenty of sand to build a castle. Parking is a bit difficult, but staying is fun for families.Swimming is for the experienced, waves do crash close.

Visited July 2014
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Long Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Lots going for it”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Came here day after the 4th of July. Very scenic mid-sized beach within a pretty cove. It was full of people, which took away from the natural beauty of the cove, but it was thankfully a pretty mellow crowd. Big riptide...got the impression from the lifeguards that it was more severe than normal. As a result, lifeguards didn't want anybody getting anywhere near the huge waves that crashed right next to the waterline. However, everybody was having a blast standing back and then getting blasted after the waves hit as they rocketed up the shoreline...just needed to be careful not to get to close for fear of being pulled out by the backwash. The tide was coming in while we were there. If you arrive while tide is coming in, be careful to look for indications of the high tide line (sand ridge, fields of small rocks, seaweed, etc.). Many folks had their setups suddenly inundated with water when a big wave swept in and pushed up the waterline. Lots of grumbling about cellphones getting wet and items getting swept out to sea. Great food stand right on the beach! Parking lots (there is one across PCH (with a convenient walking tunnel under the road) as well as right next to the beach) were full by noon on a Saturday. Only $1/hr...cheaper than a lot of beaches.

Visited July 2014
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