- Orange County's state park sites all lie along the coast. Cliff's line the beaches here, which are characterized by broad, level expanses of sand. This area is a beach-lover's paradise. Nature preserves which draw bird-watchers, wooded canyons, and bike trails are also of interest.
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Ocean view at Huntington State Beach
Recreation - Activities at the state parks sites in this region include: swimming, hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, surfing, windsurfing and viewing the coastal scenery.
Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.
Orange County lies in Southern California, along the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego.