Laguna Beach Local Beaches & Surfing

Let’s face it, it's all about the beach, and Laguna Beach has you covered! No matter your mood, there’s a beach just for you within our 7 miles of coastline.

Thankfully you don’t have to pick just one, so make a day out of exploring our 30 beaches and coves or come back for multiple visits to find the one that best suits you.

As the only marine reserve in Southern California, Laguna Beach is renown for its pristine waters, abundant sea life and of course, perfect beaches. Laguna Beach is also one of the only SoCal destinations where you can stay at a hotel right on the beach…and in fact, Laguna boasts more beachfront lodging than any other city in the state.

Beach Hours

Beaches north of Aliso Creek close between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Beaches south of Aliso Creek close between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., with the exception of Thousand Steps Beach, which closes between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Dog Friendly Beaches

  • June 15 – September 10, dogs are allowed BEFORE 9:00am and AFTER 6:00pm.
  • September 11 – June 14, dogs are allowed during regular beach hours.
  • Dogs must be on a leash that’s 6’ or shorter, at all times. 

Beach Parking

Most of our beaches have easy metered, lot or free parking. Detailed beach parking can be found on our parking page, as well as information on metered street parking. Additionally, you’ll find information on the free trolley that runs on weekends, September through late June, and daily, late June through August. 


Consult the official Laguna Beach app for up-to-the-minute information on tides and surf conditions. If you have additional 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.

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