Laguna's Beaches

Laguna’s Beaches

Discover Local Beaches and Surf

Laguna's Beaches

Laguna Beach is often referred to as the Riviera of the Americas for its 9 secluded coves and over 30 beaches with crystal clear waters. It’s the only marine reserve in Socal that allows for amazing tide pools, snorkeling experiences, and various activities due to the abundant sea life and, of course, beautiful beaches. Laguna Beach boasts more beachfront lodging than any other city in the state and is also one of the few SoCal destinations where you can stay at a hotel right on the beach. In fact, Laguna Beach has more beachfront lodging than any other city in the state. From 1000 Steps to Crescent Bay Beach, get ready to soak up the sun!

Discover Your Favorite Beach

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.

Know Before You Go

Hours, locations and answers to questions you may have when planning your Laguna Beach getaway.

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.


  • 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. 


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. 


If you have 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.