No matter what your mood, Laguna Beach has a beach that perfectly suits you. With 7 miles of coastline made up of more than 30 coves strung together beneath hillsides and cliffs, it will be hard to decide on just one beach to visit. As the only marine reserve in Southern California, Laguna Beach is renown for its pristine waters, abundant sea life and beaches.
Laguna Beach is one of the only Southern California destinations where you can stay at a hotel right on the beach. If it's people watching and restaurants you seek, try Main Beach. Or if you're looking to have a bonfire, head over to Aliso Beach (the county beach). To explore tide pools, Treasure Island is a must-see! For a pick-up game of volleyball, visit Main Beach or Thousand Steps Beach. Surfers paddle out at Rockpile (a surfing-only beach), Thalia or Brooks St, depending on the swell.
Our beaches are open year-round from 5am-1am, and Aliso Beach is open from 6am-10pm. 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 6' or shorter leash at all times.
Visit our parking page to find the closest parking lot to your beach destination or metered street parking. You'll also find information on the FREE trolley that runs on weekends, September through late June, and daily, late June through August.
If you have any questions about tides, or surf conditions, please contact the Department of Marine Safety. Beach-friendly wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Lifeguard Headquarters.