- Things to Do
- Plan Your Trip
Let’s face it, it's all about the beach, and Laguna Beach has you covered! No matter what your mood, there’s a beach within the 7 miles of coastline made up of more than 30 coves strung together beneath hillsides and cliffs, that will speak to you.
Thankfully you don’t have to pick just one, so make a day out of exploring our beaches 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.
Main Beach is best for being right in the heart of it all, not to mention it’s great for people watching and access to restaurants. Aliso Beach Park (the county beach) is your go to beach for bonfires. To explore tide pools, Treasure Island is a must-see! For a pick-up game of volleyball, visit Main Beach or Thousand Steps Beach. Surfers paddle out at Rockpile (a surfing-only beach), Thalia or Brooks Street Beach, depending on the swell.
All Laguna Beach beaches are open year-round from 5 a.m. – 1 a.m., and Aliso Beach is open from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. 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 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 any 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.