Orange County in Southern California is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Orange County is mainly visited by tourists to the Disney Land Park in Anaheim, however if you are looking for a beach holiday the coat of Orange County is fantastic. Its beaches of Huntingdon, Laguna and Newport offer white sand and blue seas set in pretty little coastal towns stretching for over 30 miles from LA Harbour to San Diego. The Towns are occupied by some of the rich and famous which adds a very cosmopolitan and a sense of wealth to some of the towns in Particular Newport Beach with it 's many yachts and yacht clubs, trendy and expensive bars, clubs and restaurants and some very exclusive shops.
Newport offers some visitor attractions including Balboa Pier that is a marina where you can catch a boat to the lovely Santa Catalina Island. The Island is located some twenty miles from the coast of Los Angeles and offers a fantastic day out with its beautiful beaches, rolling hills and wildlife.
Other places of interest in Newport are the County Museum Of Art, which exhibits some pieces of contemporary art produced by local artists. The Sherman Library and Gardens are also worth a visit with the many types of flowers, cacti and other tropical plants and a browse in the Library is a pleasant way to pass an hour or so.
Huntingdon Beach is more of an easy-going coastal region with some places of interest to visit. The town is not an overly expensive one, so eating in cafes and restaurants wont cost the earth. Shopping in the town is mainly Surf Shops and beach stores. Places of interest include the Surfers Walk Of Fame, which is a tribute to some of the greatest surfers and sports men and women. The Pro-surfers Championships are held here in June every year attracting hundreds of spectators and several professional surfers to its televised event.
Laguna Beach is a wealthy town with a pleasant atmosphere and climate to match. The town is very much influenced by artists with the many art galleries scattered around and the annual Pageant of Masters that is an art exhibition held from June - August in the town attracts many new and recognised artists from all around the world. The beach is a lovely one that doesn't attract very large crowds; this could be due to some of the affluent people living in Laguna having their own stretch of beach to go with their large houses situated along the coast.
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