Just south of Laguna Beach lies Aliso Creek County Beach, a quaint family beach. Close parking, plenty of picnic tables and park benches make this place an easy Day out at the beach. Sunbathing parents can soak up the sun, while their kids play at the beaches playground or break out their skim boards for an awesome down slope ride. The beach breaks here make surfing very difficult and dangerous, but creates perfect conditions for skim boarders.
There is a diamond shaped snack bar in the center of the beach. There was once a pier attached to the small shop but it was taken down by El Nino. Now the snack bar stands alone. Many people fish off the front end of the snack bar. Fishing poles and gear can be rented from the shop next door.
The north end of the beach offers a couple of beach volleyball nets, somewhat of a distance from the parking area. There is a reef along the coast of Aliso Creek, which makes for great snorkeling. Tide pool exploration is an interesting pastime here. There are tide pools to the left and to the right of the beach, but be careful not to touch or remove animals and plants from the pools, as fines can exceed $1000.
There is no camping at this beach but guests can enjoy bonfires in the designated fire rings along the shore. Anytime is a good time to visit this beach, although summer time offers warmer water and weather.