Christmas Cove

BEST BEACH FOR: Anyone dragging a cooler or in a wheelchair – for whom the ramp is a big help.

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Christmas Cove, Laguna Beach

Christmas Cove is the northernmost beach running below Laguna’s world-renowned resort, Montage Laguna Beach. Though it’s no trouble at all to get to – with parking often available along PCH and a long ramp offering wheelchair access – this beach remains far less crowded than Goff Cove, just steps to the south, or Treasure Island, right below the Montage. 

Without bluffs to protect it from the wind, this beach is usually chillier than its neighboring beaches around sunset. But the chance to really spread out on the sand is a great equalizer. And of course, like the string of beaches and coves in this area, the grassy park located on the Montage grounds, Treasure Island, is a dreamy place to spend time if you need a break from the sand. 

Though rip tides can sometimes develop, this is an overall good swimming beach (always be aware of conditions). You can also enjoy tide pools at the base of Goff Island (the south end of Christmas Cove), during low tide. 


FAMOUS FOR

Families exploring the tide pools, building sand castles, and basking in relative isolation

BEST BEACH FOR 

Anyone dragging a cooler or in a wheelchair – for whom the ramp is a big help. 

ACTIVITIES 

PARKING

  • Available metered parking along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
  • Available metered lot parking at Lot 8 off of Wesley Drive
  • Available metered lot parking at Lot 7 adjacent to Montage Resort

BEACH HOURS

Open year-round from 6 am – 10 pm

DOG RULES

  • 9 am - 6 pm between June 15th – September 10th 
  • 6 am - 10pm between September 11th – June 14th 
  • Dogs must be on a 6’ or shorter leash at all times