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Fun in the sun: Photos from the first day of summer around Orange County

Summer is officially in season.

Longer days and high temperatures across Southern California marked the first official week of summer. And with Father’s Day and the new federal Juneteenth holiday the opening act for the first day of summer, Orange County residents and visitors alike rang in the new season outdoors.

Summer brought volleyball games, won and lost, on Corona del Mar State Beach. It provided the perfect excuse for mountain bikers to explore the trails in Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Hot dogs were scorched by the smattering of fires along the beaches, providing heat and light long after the summer solstice sun eventually gave way to the moon.

Summer is officially here ⁠— for the next three months, that is.

Nicole Olson, 26, hits the volleyball as friend Jason Peugh, 26, left, looks on during a summer evening and at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. Olson and Peugh and four other friends traveled from Los Angeles to spend the day at Corona del Mar. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Nicole Olson, 26, hits the volleyball as friend Jason Peugh, 26, left, looks on during a summer evening and at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. Olson and Peugh and four other friends traveled from Los Angeles to spend the day at Corona del Mar. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Teenagers attending a birthday party at Corona del Mar State Beach roast marshmallows over a fire pit in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Teenagers attending a birthday party at Corona del Mar State Beach roast marshmallows over a fire pit in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A couple watch as the sun sets Newport Bay from the rocks near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A couple watches as the sun sets Newport Bay from the rocks near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
People navigate the rocks on the Corona del Mar State Beach side of the Newport Bay channel in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
People navigate the rocks on the Corona del Mar State Beach side of the Newport Bay channel in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Taylor Bell, left, Taylor Luther, Ella Harry and Jordan Ludwick, right, play spike ball at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Taylor Bell, left, Taylor Luther, Ella Harry and Jordan Ludwick, right, play spike ball at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Madison Pruitt, 12, lays motionless as Kaiden Maki, 11, left, and Kaila Maki, 12, make her in to a sand mermaid at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Madison Pruitt, 12, lays motionless as Kaiden Maki, 11, left, and Kaila Maki, 12, make her into a sand mermaid at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Oliver Finn Geismann, 11 month, plays in the sand at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Oliver Finn Geismann, 11 months, plays in the sand at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Lea Ner of Irvine has her photo taken with a friends dog as she celebrates her 14th birthday at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Lea Ner of Irvine has her photo taken with a friend’s dog as she celebrates her 14th birthday at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Couples watch as the sun sets Newport Bay from the rocks near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Couples watch as the sun sets Newport Bay from the rocks near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Families and friends enjoy a summer afternoon at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Families and friends enjoy a summer afternoon at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Friends roast hot dogs over a fire pit at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. Pictured, from left, are Danny Ditorrice, 27, Nicole Olson, 26, Sierra Green, 27, and Jason Peugh, 26, all of Los Angeles. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Friends roast hot dogs over a fire pit at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. Pictured, from left, are Danny Ditorrice, 27, Nicole Olson, 26, Sierra Green, 27, and Jason Peugh, 26, all of Los Angeles. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Damien Maldonado, 22, jumps off a rock outcrop into the Newport Bay channel near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Damien Maldonado, 22, jumps off a rock outcrop into the Newport Bay channel near Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Michael Pham reacts to a wave as he plays in the water with his girlfriend, Leanne Phan at Huntington City Beach in Huntington Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Michael Pham reacts to a wave as he plays in the water with his girlfriend, Leanne Phan at Huntington City Beach in Huntington Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Families enjoy a summer afternoon at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Families enjoy a summer afternoon at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Friends gather around a fire pit at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Friends gather around a fire pit at Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Beachgoers hang out on the sand at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Beachgoers hang out on the sand at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Michael Pham reacts to a wave as he plays in the water with his girlfriend, Leanne Phan at Huntington City Beach in Huntington Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Michael Pham reacts to a wave as he plays in the water with his girlfriend, Leanne Phan at Huntington City Beach in Huntington Beach, CA, on Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Walking on stepping stones, hikers cross Santiago Creek in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange early on the morning of the summer solstice,  Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Walking on stepping stones, hikers cross Santiago Creek in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange early on the morning of the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A mountain biker rides along Wilderness Trail in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange on the morning of the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A mountain biker rides along Wilderness Trail in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange on the morning of the summer solstice, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A couple walks with dogs along Santiago Creek Trail on the morning of the summer solstice in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A couple walks with dogs along Santiago Creek Trail on the morning of the summer solstice in Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Source: Orange County Register

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