by Reverend Bob Schneider
Picking the Perfect Beach...
for an Orange County Wedding
There are dozens of wonderful beach locations for
a wedding in Orange County but the sites I have
listed are some of my favorites.
Permits often depend on the number of people
attending your ceremony and the beach's location.
Call the contact numbers below for specific
information or call me and I can help you pick just
the right beach for your ceremony.
Newport has many beaches, as well as Lookout Point and
Inspiration Point, which are down the street from each other and are
perfect locations for a small wedding. The parks are on a bluff
overlooking the ocean and the end of Newport Harbor. No permits
are granted but the city allows small weddings of no more than 50
guests without setups (no tents, chairs, music, etc.). Photographers
are required to have a permit. Call (949) 644-3151.
Newport/Corona del Mar
Get married in pristine nature at Crystal Cove State Park
overlooking the ocean or have your ceremony directly on the beach.
Up to 10 people, $250/day. Up to 100 people, $500/day Call (949)
In the town of Laguna Beach, Crescent Bay Park provides a
beautiful setting overlooking the ocean. 2 hr. Permit is $276 and no
more than 40 guests allowed. Also, the Heisler Park Gazebo is
perfect for an intimate gathering. 2 hr. Permit is $220. The Main
Beach downtown is often crowded with sunbathers however it can
accommodate up to 95 guests. 2 hr. Permit is $220. Call (949)
497-0716, ext. 6. Download applications online at:
Another great beach is Salt Creek State Beach in Dana Point.
Permit prices vary depending on the size of the wedding. Call (949)