Diver’s Cove

Diver’s Cove

True to its name, Diver’s Cove offers the best SCUBA diving beach in Laguna Beach. It’s also ideal for snorkeling, as it’s well protected from most swells. Just offshore, you can see garibaldi, sea stars, purple urchins, lobster, and kelp bass. Occasionally, stingrays and leopard sharks can be spotted gliding across the sea floor.

Though Diver’s Cove is 300 feet long – from the rocky outcropping that marks its northern end to the row of rocks that separate it from Picnic Beach to the south – it feels a little smaller, and a little cozier than many other downtown beaches. No wonder it’s such a hit with parents of young children.

The street access to Diver’s Cove, on Cliff Drive, has eight parking spots. There are also parking spots along Heisler Park and in the nearby North Laguna neighborhoods. For those needing wheelchair access, there’s a ramp to the south, at Picnic Beach.


Dogs must be on a leash that is 6’ or shorter, at all times.

  • June 15 – September 10
    • Dogs allowed BEFORE 9am and AFTER 6pm
  • September 11 – June 14
    • Dogs allowed during regular beach hours


  • Eight metered spots available on Cliff Drive at entrance to Diver’s Cove
  • Additional metered parking along Cliff Drive adjacent to Heisler Park


  • Open year-round, 6am-10pm

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