Beaches near Anaheim, CA

No need to pull out your phone for a “beaches near me” search — we’ve got you covered. There’s really nothing better than a little sun, sand, and surf, and there’s no shortage of all three in Orange County. Seriously, here at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, we’re just a short trek from some world-class beaches and 40+ miles of coastline here in SoCal, and we can’t wait to share it with you. If you’re headed to California for your next family vacation to Disneyland® Resort, a romantic getaway, or spring break adventure, your vacation isn’t complete without enjoying some time at the beach. Check out some of our favorite SoCal beaches below and enjoy a little fun in the sun during your stay with us.

Seal Beach

~17 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Seal Beach gets its name from the seals that once frequented its beachfront, but it’s now a quiet little beach town with cute neighborhoods. The 1.5 miles of beach are ideal for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and building sandcastles. Seal Beach is also home to the second longest wooden pier in the state of California, which was built in the early 1900s and rebuilt in the 1980s after a storm.

Fun in the Sun AwaitsNewport Beach

~18 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Newport Beach has 10 miles of coastline that are perfect for surfing, swimming, boating, sightseeing, and more! There are plenty of great spots to check out, including Corona del Mar State Beach, Balboa Island, Newport Pier, Upper Newport Bay Beach, Newport Municipal Beach, Newport Harbor, and so much more. While you’re there, check out The Wedge (2172 E. Ocean Front), a popular spot for seeing monster surf roll in. There are no shortage of parks, sand, and water recreation activities in Newport Beach for everyone to enjoy.

Huntington Beach

~20 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Huntington Beach has everything swimmers, surfers, and beach bums could want — including volleyball and basketball courts, bonfire pits, and trails for hiking and biking. It’s also a hub for numerous events, including Coastal Country Jam, Above & Beyond, and the Back To The Beach Festival. Known as “Surf City USA,” Huntington Beach is also home to the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing — a top destination for pro-surfers, amateurs, and fans. Enjoy the five distinct sandy beaches in Huntington Beach — Huntington City Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington State Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, and Sunset Beach.

Laguna Beach

~25 miles from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

With miles of hidden coves and beautiful canyons, Laguna Beach is a great Southern California coastal destination. Touted as “a year-round retreat for art lovers, outdoor adventurers, beachgoers, families and romantics,” there’s certainly something for everyone. While you’re there, consider trying skimboarding — a fun water sport started in Laguna Beach in the late 1920s when Laguna Beach lifeguards used to skimboard on pieces of wood.

Planning for your day at the beach

Beach toys are a great option for a day at the beach in SoCal.

Getting to the beach from Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is easy — and definitely worth the trip. Consider renting a car or RV, or take advantage of Lansky’s Beach Rate from Disneyland® Resort (right down the street from us) to Balboa Island, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and more).

If you’ve already packed for your Disney trip and accounted for California weather, there’s no need to go above and beyond packing for an extra day at the beach. The majority of beach gear — including surfboards, chairs, and more — can generally be rented on site.

Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen, and flip-flops and get ready to enjoy a relaxing day at one of Orange County’s amazing beaches. You’ve definitely earned it!

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