LA times badgeWelcome to Sea Grant's Guide to Orange County Beaches




These "clickable" maps provide information on access and facilities for beaches in Orange County. Internationally recognizable pictograms show recreational uses, beach features and amenities for beach locations, including lifeguard services and parking. The pictograms are translated into English and Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese for visitors as well as Orange County area residents. You can also click on individual symbols on the map pages for translations as you go.

This guide was developed by the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program, with the USC Geography Department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab. Enjoy your "virtual tour" of Orange County beaches!

Click on a box on this base map for a detailed map and beach information.

map of Orange County
To the Los Angeles County Beach Map

smcompass Current weather and surf conditions for Southern California (National Weather Service).

smcompass For important information on beach safety, swimming and riptides, please click here.

A Wheelchair Rider's Guide ~ Los Angeles & Orange County (Erik & Elisa Mikiten), published by Coastwalk and Coastal Conservancy. For a free downloadable PDF file, click HERE! For an interactive look on their homepage, click HERE!

EPA's Beach Watch

New! Real Time Camera at Watch The Water!

To the Los Angeles County Beach Map


Project Leader: Phyllis Grifman
University of Southern California Sea Grant

Map Development: Geoff Deverteuil, Deming He, USC GIS Laboratory

Updated: March 3, 2011 2:18 PM