West Street Beach

West Street Beach
West Street Beach
West Street Beach
West Street Beach
West Street Beach

Just around the headland at the south end of Aliso Creek Beach, West Street Beach has a lot going for it. Huge expanses of sand, abundant tide pools, and a welcoming atmosphere make this an excellent pick for the intrepid few who aren’t overly worried about parking. The warm vibes of the beach seem to be rooted in West Street’s progressive history. It was famously known as Laguna’s preeminent gay beach for decades and is still extremely popular within the LGBTQ community. 

From where West Street meets Pacific Coast Highway, a long, shady footpath will lead you to paradise. To the south, you’ll find volleyball courts. Heading north, there are tide pools to explore. In between sits a huge swath of sand that absolutely never seems to be overcrowded. 


The welcoming vibes created by the LGBTQ community. 


Anyone ready to exert a little extra energy in exchange for fewer crowds.


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


  • Available parking along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)


  • Open year-round, 6am-10pm

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