Our protected Laguna Beach tide pools offer a glimpse into a whole new world under the seas. Tide pool educators and docents on our Main and Treasure Island beaches will be happy to introduce you. Check out Visit Laguna Beach's Emmy Award winning video of the tide pools shown above.
Please do not take any living or non-living items from the tide pools. Be cautious of where and what you step on while on the rocks. It is important that the tide pools do not suffer any further damage due to human activity. Tide pools are fragile ecosystems that take many years to recover.
Note: All of the tide pools inside the city limits are within a State Marine Conservation Area. This means that nothing is allowed to leave these areas, including game fish, dead or alive invertebrates, sand, rocks or shells.
For your safety, please only view tide pools at low tide. Below are the beaches for tide pooling.
Our beaches are open year-round from 5am-1am, and Aliso Beach is open from 6am-10pm.