. The sunset is amazing, as you can see from my photos. Huntington Beach is a great beach to take your dogs to, and is a well known surfing spot. It is a lovely beach, with a great pier and plenty of places to shop, eat, and get a drink. Laguna Nigel is a nice beach, but it is the homes that make you say ahhhh. As you can see from my photos, this spot is a place where multi-millionaires call home (must be nice). Bowers museum is a small but well known museum in OC that deserves a spot on this blog, they have amazing shows and the museum itself is a spot well known for photo ops (professional, wedding, prom, etc because it is an old Spanish style building. Orange County is full of miles and miles of beaches, and despite all the reality TV shows that made it look like a place full of privileged people (which it is but who cares), it is still a wonderful-kick back place to visit. As a So. Cal native my suggestion to you as a visitor is to pick a beach and pack a cooler and make a day of it and wait for our purple and orange sunsets that we are famous for. More pictures to come as the more visits I make.
The OC is a place I travel to quite often, as it is only 45 minutes from my house, well if traffic is minimal that is. There are many little hidden beaches, such as the one you see in my photos labeled Corona Del Mar. Playfully known as Pirate's cove, Corona Del Mar Cove is full of caves to explore, rocks to climb over, and the parts of the beach are lined with rock which allows for kids to search for sea life such as crabs and even sometimes octopus, and many times you will see Dolphin swim close and take a look. Actually, Dolphins come very close to shore at all the beaches I have been to in the OC, sometimes you can also catch the spray of a passing whale (depending on the time of year) in the horizon. At Balboa Pier in Newport there is a great restaurant to eat at Called Ruby's Diner and it is located on the pier, it is a 1940's inspired diner with great music and great food (The Cherry Coke's are delish). The beach at the pier is wonderful, but can get crowded during the summer so get there early