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Guide To Mother’s Beaches In Southern California

One of the best things about living in Southern California is the miles of golden sandy beaches and with near year round perfect weather, we can visit one of our gorgeous shores almost anytime. However, I don’t know about you but I like specific “Mother’s” beaches that are known for their gentle waves, nearby playgrounds and bathrooms and a reputation for kid friendliness. Mother’s beaches are somewhat hard to find online, they’re kind of kept as a local secret. I’ve done my best to round up a good list of Southern California Mother’s beaches just for you Savvy Sassy Moms.

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Frey Willey of Toddler Trails

Mother’s Beach Dana Point
24370 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Located in an alcove between the boat harbor and ocean institute, the Mother’s Beach of Dana Point has calm waves and a nearby shaded picnic area.

Mother’s Beach aka Sea Bridge Park
16252 Countess Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

This Mother’s Beach is located within Huntington Harbor and is perfect for little kids. With a nearby playground and public showers, the best thing about this calm beach is the lack of waves so no little tots will get knocked down.

Mother’s Beach – Marine Park
Appian Way Below 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90802

Known for its gentle wave action, shallow swimming area and Lifeguard Supervision during peak periods. Marina Beach offers both a great beach for kids and a nearby grassy play area.

Marina Mother’s Beach
4101 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Mother’s beach at Marina beach is well known for its narrow sandy beach, calm bay waters with calm swimming areas and large grassy area with picnic tables and lifeguard on duty.

Seaside Lagoon
200 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Seaside Lagoon is a four acre enclosed salt-water lagoon that is heated by a nearby steam generating plant and located in the middle of King-Harbor. There is a small fee to enter but it is super fun and I remember going every summer as a kid.

Mother’s Beach aka Kellogg’s Beach
San Fernando Street
San Diego, CA 92106

A San Diego locals favorite, Mother’s Beach at Kellogg’s Beach is located near the Southwestern Yacht Club. With calm, warm water, clean sand and a beautiful view, it’s no wonder this is a mother’s fave.

 

Sea Bridge Park

Photo Credit: Jennifer Frey Willey of Toddler Trails

Do you have any more Mother’s Beaches to add to this list? We’d love to hear all about them!

Meet the Author | Desiree Eaglin


Desiree Eaglin is a photojournalist of things, a writer of sorts, a momtographer of every day life and a funny mom of 4. She resides in Southern California. You can follow her daily adventures on Twitter and Instagram (@DesireeEaglin).

One Comment
  • June 26, 2013

    I loved the one in Long Beach!

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