Beaches of Laguna Beach
Agate Street Beach
Agate Street Beach is located just north of Pearl Street. Surfing is black balled (not allowed) from noon-5pm each day through the summer months (June 15-September 15).
Aliso Beach Park
Aliso Beach Park is family friendly with large sandy beaches and views of wildlife perched atop rock formations.
Bluebird Beach is located in front of the Surf & Sand Resort. The ramp that leads down to the beach is located at the corner of South Coast Highway and Bluebird Canyon.
Boat Canyon, whose cove is approximately 400 feet long, has stairway access along the side of the Diver’s Cove condos. This is a small beach and is rarely crowded during week days.
Brook’s Street Beach
Brooks Street Beach is a surfing beach and isn’t intended for those wanting to swim or bodyboard. A good south swell can generate some long lefts that start breaking all the way out at Second Reef.
Christmas Cove is the northern most beach that is easily accessible from Montage Laguna Beach. The best access to the beach is by way of the ramp at the end of the Montage Resort park area.
Cleo Street Beach
Cleo Street Beach is a family-friendly beach close to downtown at the end of Cleo Street. There’s even a shipwreck here about 200 yards offshore.
Crescent Bay is a large cove about ¼ mile in length. It is located where Cliff Drive intercepts North Coast Highway. The beach is a sandy stretch with rocky areas at the north and south ends.
Cress Street Beach
Cress Street Beach with its interesting rock formations can be tricky to find. Head down Cress Street toward the beach, then look for stairs that descend to the sand.
Diver’s Cove has a beach that is 300 feet long and joins Picnic Beach at its southern end. Because of the structure of the cove, it is very popular with families, and the water is usually crowded.
Goff Cove is located between Treasure Island and Christmas Cove. It is best accessed by the stairs that lead down from the Montage Resort, just at the beginning of the park.
Laguna’s “Window to the Sea”, this beachfront park is located in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach. The boardwalk area is perfect for strolling and the pathway leads up to the Heisler Park area.
Moss Point is a secluded cove north of Rockledge and south of Wood’s Cove. The cove is very small, and even at low tide it doesn’t hold many people.
Mountain Street Beach
Mountain Street Beach is surrounded by Cress Street Beach to the north and Bluebird Beach to the south. There are many submerged rocks in the area.
Oak Street Beach
Oak Street Beach is north of Brooks Street and extends north past Anita Street. Mostly older locals come to this beach and locate themselves to the south.
Pearl Street Beach
Pearl Street Beach is a popular local spot for those wanting to see the blow hole. Enter down the stairs at the end of Pearl Street.
Picnic Beach is approximately 700 feet long and located below Heisler Park. This beach is very popular with weekend groups of skin and scuba divers and families.
Rockpile Beach is located at the south end of Heisler Park and is approximately 700 feet long. It is somewhat isolated, but at lower tides can provide an excellent spot to explore the tide pools.
Shaw’s Cove Beach
Shaw’s Cove is located at the base of Fairview Street and is approximately 500 feet in length. The best diving is on the west side of the cove.
Sleepy Hollow Beach
Sleepy Hollow is located just south of the center of town. Beach access stairway is located on Sleepy Hollow Lane, just south of the signal at Legion and Pacific Coast Highway.
St. Ann’s Beach
St. Ann’s Beach is used almost exclusively by locals of all ages who are into surfing. The whole area is a rock reef with one section of sandy bottom.
Thalia Street Beach
Thalia Street Beach is used almost exclusively by locals of all ages who are into surfing and skimming. This is a surfing beach and is not for use by swimmers or body boarders.
Thousand Steps Beach
Thousand Steps Beach, tucked away in South Laguna, is located directly across the street from 9 th Street and South Coast Highway.
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Treasure Island is located just north of Aliso Creek Beach. It is best accessed by the ramp at the southwest corner of the Montage Resort.
Victoria Beach is South Laguna is known for its medieval-looking tower rising from the sand that was built in 1926; it’s visible from the beach at low tide.
West Street Beach
West Street Beach is remarkably pristine and located on the southern end of town.
Wood’s Cove and Lover’s Cove are both accessible at this beach. The crowd is largely local families that live near this cove. The beach can become very crowded on summer weekends.