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BEST BEACH FOR: Romantic-types, who want to watch the sunset without a soul around.
Moss Cove is the last public beach at the southern end of the downtown area, before Victoria Street marks the beginning of “SoLag” (or South Laguna). It’s tiny, a little tricky to find, and – because of these features – virtually deserted day and night. Seriously, if you want a beach all to yourself, even in the peak of summer, this is one of the best bets in town.
Bordered by craggy rocks, there isn’t much to Moss Cove – other than beautiful scenery above and below the water, that is. Divers and snorkelers adore this spot for its kelp beds and abundant sea life. Dog owners utilize it as a place where their pups can frolic on-leash without bothering anyone. And young lovers appreciate the privacy.
Poke around the abundant tide pools, explore the small cave at the north end of the cove, or take a swim in the (typically) calm waters. Parking is easy enough on the quiet, shady Moss Street. Just note: The beach here can often disappear completely when the tide is high, so be sure to plan your trip to Moss Cove at or around low tide.
Being unknown to even longtime locals.
Romantic-types, who want to watch the sunset without a soul around.
Limited parking on Moss Street
Open year-round from 6 am – 10 pm