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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

All Laguna Beach beaches are open year-round from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Aliso Beach (a county beach) is open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Dog Friendly Beaches

Dogs are allowed on city beaches before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. between June 15th – September 10th, and during regular beach hours from September 11th – June 14th. (Remember that dogs must be on a 6’ or shorter leash 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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