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We like exploring nature and playgrounds wherever we go. We tend to avoid crowds and visit places that might be less well-known. We promote play on our Play Blog (part community service, part travel agent).
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Brunches or Breakfast near the Beach (Orange County, CA)

Places to enjoy brunch or breakfast near the beach in Orange County, CA.  Even if you're not right on the beach, you'll get to smell some salty air or see boats in a harbor.


1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, California

Saturday and Sunday Brunch

reviewed on: June 16 2011

"Something for everyone in the family"
The Back Bay Bistro was the highlight of my family's overnight stay at a Newport Dunes Beach Cottage. We went for the Sunday Brunch and were surprised by the tremendous spread.  They had the following stations: salad, seafood, hot entrees (breakfast and seafood), amazing seafood chowder, omelette station, carving station with turkey and roast beef, and top it off with desserts!  My kids loved the chocolate fountains and petite tarts. There was also bread pudding with vanilla sauce.  I was in heaven with that chowder station! I love chowder and I've never had it at a buffet before. I skipped the breakfast food and went straight for the soup.

Diners were either really dressed up or casual (because they came from a bike ride or camping at the Dunes). You could sit outside on the lower level patio and bring your dog.  There's a large curved bar with great views of the Newport Back Bay and Dunes Marina.  It had a very laid back feel and was open to the views.

Disclosure: The author received a complimentary meal at the restaurant in order to complete an unbiased review. The restaurant did not request that any specific opinions be expressed.

16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California

Father's Day BBQ Brunch 2011 from 10:30am-3pm

2318 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, California

2735 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, California


2751 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, California

317 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California

Sunday Brunch

32802 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, California

Father's Day Sunday Brunch 2011 from 10:30am to 2pm


34344 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, California

Get their yummy breakfast burritos to go - take them to the beach.

reviewed on: May 04 2011

"A's for the best breakfast burritos"
This place is THE best for breakfast burritos by the beach. My sis lives nearby and we walked to Dana Point Harbor one day - the kids were starving so we veered off the bike path and stopped at A's. Oh my goodness, we ordered one round of burritos to share and ended up ordering a second round. I don't think I've ever done that before. The place has a surfer vibe and tastes yummy for breakfast.