Which beaches have the best BBQ setup?
and they won't let you fly kites at Dockweiler (lifeguard made us pull it down since it supposedly interferes with LAX radar...hard to believe but the kite came down!)
Head south... Aliso Creek in South Laguna is nice and has fire pits (and phenomenal skimboarders in the am/pm!). Doheny State Park(next to Dana Point harbor) is not high on my list- beach at that location isn't particularly scenic imho...and Capistrano Beach (along the stretch of El Camino Real, south of Doheny) also. Unfortunately, at least as of last summer, they'd removed the ones at T-street in San Clemente, same with their Pier, but call the lifeguard HQ, they could tell confirm.