There is no shortage of fun things to do in Orange County! After all, Southern California is home to the Happiest Place on Earth and some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. If you want to get some sun and surf in with the whole gang, here are a few family-friendly beaches near the Camelot Inn & Suites for you to check out.

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort town about 30 minutes from the Disneyland Resort©. This stretch of sand goes on for seven miles, so you won’t have much trouble finding a spot to set up base camp. Families can explore the various tide pools, build sandcastles, or just stroll along the pathways that line the beach with an ice cream cone in hand.

Those with dogs in town can enjoy the canine-friendly sections so that your four-legged pal can get in on the fun too. The water is ideal for swimming, but surfing is not allowed, nor is fishing. Take some time on the playground with the kids, and you’ve got yourself a near-perfect day.

Huntington Beach

About 25 minutes from the heart of Anaheim is Huntington Beach. This beach is famous in SoCal for surfing. In fact, it carries the nickname “Surf City, USA” and it offers fantastic activities for all ages.

The pier is a popular spot and the highlight of any visit to Huntington Beach. It anchors the downtown shopping district along Main Street and serves as the focal point of this tourist destination. If your family is hungry after a day of volleyball, surfing, and cycling, check out Ruby’s Surf City Diner at the end of the pier. This joint is an absolute favorite with the kids. Modeled after an authentic 1940s diner, Ruby’s has all of your classic soda shop treats. The burgers and milkshakes are to die for, and the atmosphere is fun and full of nostalgia.

Lastly, if you’d like something a little more “zen” to do, hit up Kite Connection on your way back along the pier. It’s a shop dedicated to the art of kite flying. There are kites of every shape and color, ranging from $20 to over $250. This activity is another reason why Huntington Beach is so popular. Kite flying is a way for you to bond and build memories at one of the beaches near Disneyland Resort© in Anaheim, CA.

Baby Beach – Dana Point

If you’re looking for low-key, family-friendly beaches near Camelot Inn & Suites, this is the one for you. Dana Point’s Baby Beach is just as the name implies. This quaint little sandbank is located on the protected waters of Dana Point Harbor. Families with young children will appreciate the roped-off swimming areas and a lifeguard on duty to keep a watchful eye on the action.

Behind the beach is a grassy park with high bluffs towering overhead, a great location for a family picnic and to dry off from swimming. Then, take a stroll along the pathways to the fishing pier next to the beach to enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea.

Fun in the sand and sun are waiting for you and your family! Book your stay today and get the most out of your west coast vacation at one of these family-friendly beaches near Camelot Inn & Suites.