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As you make your way down the Orange County Coast, from the surf city of Huntington Beach to Doheny Beach – a pristine beach is never that far away. Journey further into the surrounding wilderness where you can follow trails with spectacular views, stroll alongside the Santa Ana River, or venture downtown for a bit of dining and shopping. Regardless of the direction you go, adventures are seemingly endless along the Orange County Coast.

Orange County Coast Hotels

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spaimage
 
Hyatt Regency Newport Beachimage
 
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spaimage
 
Paséa Hotel & Spaimage
 
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Clubimage
 

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Overview

Made up of multiple cities, the Orange County Coast stretches along the southern coast of California. With Huntington Beach making up a large portion of the coast, stretching nearly 10 miles, the mild climate and optimal waves make it a paradise for surfers, boasting the nickname "Surf City, USA". Laguna Beach is a premium seaside destination, it is the only city in California with its entire coast designated as a boat-free and fishing-free zone, making it the only marine reserve in Southern California. In addition, in efforts to minimize plastic pollution, single-use plastics and containers are no longer allowed on beaches or trails, which helps to keep the beaches pristine and wildlife thriving. From the beach and into the wilderness or downtown, a visit to the Orange County Coast will surely be loaded with memories you get to take home with you.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and two to three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: U.S. citizens must travel with a valid government-issued photo identification (such as an enhanced driver’s license). Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, visit the website for the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require you to present a marriage certificate or license for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring your marriage documentation with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.com/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/travel or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers' tips, public announcements, travel advisories and more, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Climate:
Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
  • December through February: 68° to 69° (Winter)
  • March through May: 70° to 74° (Spring)
  • June through August: 79° to 85° (Summer)
  • September through November: 83° to 73° (Autumn)

Water Safety: Tap water is safe to drink. Bottled water is recommended.

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time

Local Language: English

Transportation: Rental cars, private transfers, ridesharing services, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), taxis and buses are available. To determine time schedules for public transportation, please inquire at your hotel.

Top Experiences

  • Crystal Cove State Park : Features one of the largest remaining natural seashores in Orange County with over three miles of beach and more than 2,000 acres of land to explore, it is home to the Crystal Cove Historic District – featuring 46 vintage beach houses originally built in the 1930s and 1940s, it is one of the last remaining examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development.

  • Huntington Beach Pier : Sitting 30-feet above sea level and a whopping 1,850 feet in length, it is one of the longest piers on the West Coast and features a restaurant at the end of the pier.

  • Laguna Beach : Featuring seven miles of beaches and coves, including natural tide pools and oceanside bluffs, plus the nearby Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, which features 7,000 acres of wilderness, including coastal canyons and the only natural lakes within Orange County.

  • Newport Beach : Known for its large boat-filled harbor and sandy beaches, it offers an array of recreational watersports.

  • Santa Ana River Trail : A paved multi-use trail that stretches for several miles alongside the Santa Ana River – the largest river entirely within Southern California flowing 96 miles from the San Bernardino Mountains into the Pacific Ocean.

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