Laguna Beach has been home to many famous Hollywood stars over the years.
Past and present residents include:
- Hobie Alter, surfboard and sailboat designer
- Casey Reinhardt, Owner of Casey's Cupcakes; Winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars; Star on the MTV reality show, "Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County
- John Steinbeck wrote "Tortilla Flats" while living in Laguna at 504 Park Avenue.
- Timothy Leary, psychologist and LSD advocate
- Greg MacGillivray, filmmaker
- Lee Rocker, bassist, The Stray Cats
- Lindsay Davenport, tennis player
- Janet Evans, swimmer
- Roger Kuntz, painter
- Edgar Alwin Payne, muralist and founder of Laguna Beach Art Association
- Robert Englund
- Rock Hudson
- Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson
- Edgar Payne, artist
- Charlie Chaplin, comic actor
- Bette Davis, actress
- Judy Garland, singer and actress
- Mary Pickford, actress
- Mickey Rooney, actor
- Rudolph Valentino, actor
- Diane Keaton, actress
- Victor Mature, actor
- Heather Locklear, actress
- Richie Sambora, musician
- Bette Midler, actress
- Wyland, artist
- Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million in July 2015
- Last week Justin Bieber stayed at Montage Laguna Beach and was spotted at Treasure Island Beach.
- Avicii tweeted about his stay at Montage Laguna Beach in April 2014 - He rested and prepared for his second album.
- Whitney Port of 'The Hills' stayed at The Inn at Laguna Beach last year and Instagrammed her adventure.
- Film star Val Kilmer played "Citizen Twain" at The Laguna Playhouse in November 2013.
- Keanu Reeves was spotted dining at the former Cottage Restaurant about 3-4 years ago.
- The former stars of the MTV reality show, "Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County," continue to frequent Laguna Beach.
- In 2009, Sports Illustrated selected Laguna Beach as the only domestic location to shoot their swimsuit issue.