Location: Laguna Beach, Calif.
Best time to go: July or August, after the “June gloom” lifts
Pack your: Jump shot. Basketball courts line the perimeter of the beach, attracting the best players around and providing a great workout before a dip in the Pacific.
Strawberry Farms Golf Course
Location: Irvine, Calif.
Drive time to beach: 20 minutes
Day at the beach:
Developed by former Angels third baseman Doug DeCinces and set in a canyon, Strawberry Farms’ back nine plays around a 35-acre reservoir, with water coming into play on many of the holes, an unusual treat in the O.C.
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