Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park

Moro Beach at Crystal Cove State Park

Moro Beach is very confusing with all its names: El Moro, Moro Cove, or El Moro Canyon. The signage seems to indicate that they've decided on Moro Canyon Area - as a way to describe the beach, canyon, and hiking/biking trails. Whatever you want to call it, you enter near El Morro Elementary School off Pacific Coast Highway just north of Laguna Beach. And, yes, I spelled the … [Read more...]

Santa Vittoria Park in Laguna Hills for Shade and Sport

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Santa Vittoria Park in Laguna Hills is a shady oasis on a hot day. Nice shady trees and grassy hills make it feel lush. It's quiet on the weekends when school is not in session. Directions to Santa Vittoria Park: Moulton Parkway is a main thoroughfare from Irvine to Dana Point (it starts out as Irvine Center Drive, turns into Moulton, and finally turns into Golden Lantern … [Read more...]

Quiet Trestles Beach

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My first adventure to Trestles with my family was when the trestle was still made out of wood. I wrote about "Beach Walking for Families in a Surfer's Paradise." In June 2013, the Surfrider Foundation just fought again to save Trestles from encumbrance by the tollroad -- and I imagine the fight will just keep going on and on every couple of years.  So please follow the news and … [Read more...]