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."
If it's people watching and easy access to restrooms and restaurants you seek, try Main Beach or 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.)
The world's professional skimboarders tend to test their skills at 1,000 Steps Beach, Brooks Street Beach or the beach that founded skimboarding itself, West Street Beach. If you're lucky, you might happen upon the annual pro surfing contest at Brooks Street Beach, which is only announced 24 hours in advance when the summer's most "epic" day of waves are predicted.
Remember, too, that even though some beaches span in front of our hotels and resorts, there is no "private" beach in Laguna Beach. Bluebird Beach in front of Surf & Sand Resort, or the extraordinary Treasure Island Beach beneath Montage Laguna Beach are great finds for hotel guests and other visitors alike.
You'll find plenty of retailers and water devotees offering wakeboard rentals, surf lessons, stand-up paddle board lessons, snorkel and diving adventures, tide pool tours and Smash ball equipment. Just ask, and your most memorable Laguna Beach beach day is yours.