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Families travel from all over the country and the rest of the world to experience the magic of Disneyland. It’s a fun place for kids and adults, but after a couple days of hanging out with Disney characters and riding amusement park rides, we all need a change of pace. Heading to the stunning beaches of Southern California is one of the best ways to get a breath of fresh air. Some of these beaches are crowded like the walkways at Disneyland, but others are relatively quiet and relaxing. Luckily the city of Anaheim is close to over 150 beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County.

An early morning image of a pier in Huntington Beach, California

While the beaches of Huntington Beach and Long Beach are closest to the city of Anaheim, it’s worth considering other places that will be a slightly longer drive. This includes the hidden beaches of Malibu, the best beaches of Laguna Beach, and huge beaches of Santa Monica. Another place we should mention is Crystal Cove State Park which is a popular family-friendly park that straddles the border of two beautiful cities, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. No matter where you get to put your toes in the water, it will complete a fun family vacation to Disneyland and Southern California.

Here is a map and a list of the best beaches that are near Disneyland.

Beaches on this map

  • Huntington City Beach

    Huntington City Beach is the center of a long stretch of sandy waterfront for the city of Huntington Beach, CA. This huge asset and the fact that surf’s up regularly […]

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  • Bolsa Chica State Beach

    Bolsa Chica State Beach is a three mile long wide sandy beach in Huntington Beach, CA. Due to its location and size this is a popular beach for sunbathing. With […]

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  • Long Beach City Beach

    Long Beach City Beach is the main beach of Long Beach, CA. This long south-facing beach is located along Ocean Boulevard from the Belmont Pier all the way to Alamitos […]

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  • Belmont Shore Beach

    Belmont Shore Beach spans the waterfront of the Belmont Shore neighborhood in Long Beach, CA. Generally this beach is between the Belmont Pier area and 55th Place. South of 55th […]

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  • Seal Beach

    Seal Beach (the beach) is located in the city of Seal Beach, a small beachside community wedged between Long Beach and Huntington Beach. It is the northernmost beach town and […]

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  • Mothers Beach

    Mother’s Beach at Marine Park is in the Long Beach neighborhood of Naples on an island in the middle of Alamitos Bay. The park here is popular with local families […]

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  • Newport Municipal Beach

    Newport Municipal Beach is located on both sides of the Newport Beach Pier. The beaches are continuous here and the city beach stretches from Balboa Pier Beach to the south […]

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  • Redondo County Beach

    Redondo County Beach is a 1.5 mile long sandy beach that makes up the waterfront of Redondo Beach, CA. The main part of Redondo County Beach starts at the Redondo […]

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  • Hermosa City Beach

    Hermosa City Beach occupies the entire waterfront in the city of Hermosa Beach in LA County. It starts at King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach and continues north for nearly […]

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  • Manhattan County Beach

    Manhattan Beach (the beach) is the main beach of the city of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County. It’s a popular beach that becomes a madhouse on weekends especially near […]

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  • Corona Del Mar State Beach

    Corona Del Mar State Beach is on the east side of the Newport Harbor channel entrance in the Corona Del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach. This is a state-owned beach […]

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  • Crystal Cove State Park – Los Trancos Beach

    Los Trancos Beach in Crystal Cove State Park is at the Historic District area of the park where Los Trancos Creek flows into the Pacific. The creek divides the beach […]

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  • Main Beach in Laguna Beach

    Main Beach is the simple name given to the main centrally-located city beach in Laguna Beach, California. Main Beach is a nice sandy beach in a broad cove that faces […]

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  • Disneyland

    It’s just a 30 minute drive from Disneyland to the nearest beaches!