As an Orange County native, I have never really spent the time checking out each individual beach on our coastline. With lots of time on my hands, I decided that I would drive down the coast and stop at any beach that had a stretch of sand.  Starting with San Clemente, the beach scene there is rather simple. There is one long stretch of sand there with access from numerous streets. At the southernmost tip there is a beach called Trestles, this is where I frequent to surf and where the World Surf League holds one of their numerous competitions. Following Trestles is a stretch of beach great for surfing and swimming. The image below shows all the different spots that can be accessed along the beach.

Next on my list was Dana Point. Dana Point has a rather small set of beaches including Doheny, Strands, Salt Creek, and Three Arc Bay Beach. These beaches are all fun and are great for various sports and activities. The last beach city I have tackled thus far is South Laguna. Laguna is probably the most interesting site since most of the beaches are accessed after coming down a cliff. This allows for incredible views and the remote spots makes some beaches less crowded. I won’t go into too many details of the beaches I’ve looked at to maintain their anonymity, but I’ll show some pictures I took of the gorgeous landscape. I still have the second half of Orange County to check out and when school starts up again I’m planning on doing a grand beach tour of Los Angeles!

Steven Louis

Steven Louis

MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering YEAR: Class of 2022 HOMETOWN: Coto de Caza, California PRONOUNS: he/him/his INSTA: @steven_louis13 At USC, I’m the President of 3D4E (3D Printing club) and part of the USC Surf Team. I’ve also worked in both automation and product design through summer internships. I love designing and working on at-home projects.

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