Beaches

Laguna Beach is globally renowned for pristine, picturesque beaches that ramble nearly eight miles within our city limits. While we have beautiful wide beaches that stretch great distances, we're also recognized for unique coves that tuck themselves beneath hillsides and cliffs. Even in the height of summer, it's not uncommon to trot down the public access stairs to one of these secluded coves to find that you're one of just a few people who have made the "discovery." Some beaches span in front of our hotels and resorts, however, there is no "private" beach in Laguna Beach.  

No matter what your mood, Laguna Beach has a beach that perfectly suits you. If it's people watching and easy access to restrooms and restaurants you seek, try Main Beach or if you're looking to have a bonfire head over to Aliso Creek Beach (the county beach). Main Beach is also a mecca for volleyball players and, at its north end, you'll find pick up basketball games on some of the only beach basketball courts in Orange County (don't be surprised if a pro player joins in.) And, don't forget to check out the tide pools!

Visit our parking page to find the nearest parking lot to your beach destination. Metered street parking is also available along Pacific Coast Highway. If you're coming on the weekend, take advantage of our FREE weekend trolleys!

Beach-friendly wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Lifeguard Headquarters at Main Beach. If you have any questions about tides, or surf conditions, please contact the Department of Marine Safety. Our beaches within the city limits are open year-round from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Aliso County Beach is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dogs are allowed on city beaches before 9am and after 6pm between June 15-September 10, and during regular beach hours from September 11-June 14. Dogs must be on a leaseh (6 feet or shorter) at all times. 

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