When visitors think of Laguna Beach, the first thing that usually comes to mind are our pristine beaches and coves, actually 30 of them. But, the outdoors in Laguna Beach are so much more, with diverse activities that can be found on both land and sea.
Let's start with land sports-adventures can be had among the 20,000 acres of wilderness waiting to be explored through hiking, biking or docent-led walking tours. In addition to our world-class beaches and coves, Laguna Beach also boasts an abundance of parks, each offering a unique characteristic-some house beautiful pieces of public art, some with equipment designed specifically to keep children entertained, some with seating that welcomes the public for outdoor concerts or a secluded picnic, and some that offer breathtaking views to enjoy while you meditate on your yoga mat.
Interested in viewing sea creatures in their natural habitats? Then our tide pools are a must. Laguna Beach is a marine-protected area, which prohibits motorized boats and fishing along the coastline. This allows the sea life to remain rich and vibrant, making our tide pools world-class. But be sure you look and don't touch in order to preserve the area for years to come. Tide pools are best viewed (and the safest!) during low tide.
Interested in exploring the town from the water? Well, we have a slue of water adventures ready for the taking. Take a surf lesson, rent a stand-up paddle board, or ride tandem in a kayak to view the coastline from the water. Interested in skimboarding? Try it, as this water sport started in Laguna Beach and dates back to the late 1920s when Laguna Beach lifeguards used to skimboard on pieces of wood. Want to go deeper and encounter underwater adventures? Laguna Beach offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities view the abundant kelp beds, Garibaldi and other sea life that live below the ocean's surface.