Table Rock

BEST BEACH FOR: Anyone looking for a secluded paradise to toss up on Instagram.

Maybe it’s the mix of seclusion and space, maybe it’s the raw scenery, or maybe it’s just the envy-inducing mansions sitting atop the bluffs. Whatever the allure, if you were to poll residents of South Laguna, Table Rock would definitely win “Local Favorite.” It’s small enough to feel private but still just big enough to stretch out a little.

The beach itself is cut in half by the flat rock from which it draws its name. On calm days, it’s fun to explore this outcropping, plus the formations to the north and south. On bigger days, lifeguards will keep you off the rocks completely. You won’t mind, you’ll be too busy watching the pro skim boarders, who seek this spot out when the surf is high

Access-wise, this beach isn’t easy to find. You’ll have to park on Pacifc Coast Highway near West Street and walk to the bottom of the hill, where a shady lane will lead you to a set of wooden stairs. The approach itself feels like something out of a movie. 

This extra effort is fitting – Table Rock is a beach for adventurous-types. The north end of the beach hosts a cliff jumping spot that’s become less and less of a secret in recent years; the south end is home to one of Laguna Beach’s truly secluded spots. To find this secret sliver of sand, climb over or swim around the rock outcropping that juts into the ocean. Beyond that, there’s a tunnel to explore – perfect for sunset photos.


FAMOUS FOR

Local love, hidden beaches, and skim boarders. 

BEST BEACH FOR

Anyone looking for a secluded paradise to toss up on Instagram.

ACTIVITIES

  • Body surfing
  • Body boarding
  • SCUBA
  • Dog friendly
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP (Stand-Up Paddling)
  • Swimming
  • Tide pools
  • Caves

IN THE SPOTLIGHT