Great question! My absolute favorite beach in So Cal is Aliso Beach in Laguna Beach. The beach is perfect for families for many reasons. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is just a few steps. There is a playground for the kiddos to play with. There is also restrooms and a snack shack in the summer. There are plenty of tidepools for the kids to explore. The best part is there are a few firepits that are perfect for a bonfire or to wrap up your perfect beach day. It is truly the quintessential Southern California Beach!