Laguna Beach is a picturesque seaside resort city in southwest Orange County. Anyone interested in art, nature, or the finer things will find plenty to do here.
With festivals, museums, hiking trails, whale watching, 5- star wine tours, and more, it should come as no surprise that the city welcomes over 6 million visitors per year.
Of the 36 beaches and coves in the city, Main Beach is Laguna Beach’s largest and most popular. Described by their tourism website as, “beautiful people having a beautiful time in a beautiful setting”, Main Beach is an idyllic spot for swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, and more.
A popular spot for beach walking, scuba diving, basketball, volleyball, surfing (not allowed during summer months), bodysurfing, sunbathing, and swimming.
Leashed dogs are allowed on beach from September 11 to June 14. From June 15 to September 10, no dogs are allowed on beach between 9 am and 6 pm.
The city is a marine life refuge and bird sanctuary. Fishing is prohibited in all Laguna Beach waters.
Rip currents are not uncommon so take caution when swimming or engaging in any water activities.
Restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and lifeguard tower, as well as sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, play area for children, grass park, and boardwalk. Wheelchair accessible.
Metered street parking and parking lots available.
Main Beach is located in the heart of Laguna Beach, so you’re not far from any of the many activities the city has to offer: whale and dolphin cruises, wineries and wine tasting, hiking trails, guided tours, museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars. There’s a ton to do after you’ve had enough sun and sand for the day.
The Laguna Art Museum overlooks the northern end of Main Beach. Head there to see a wonderful collection of over 3,500 pieces of art created solely by California artists.
Heisler Park, an ecological reserve, is just north of Main Beach. There you can find tide pools and a scenic picnic area.
Laguna Beach became nationally recognized in the mid-2000s when MTV produced a popular reality show, aptly named Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, centering around a cast of students from Laguna Beach High School.
The volleyball and basketball courts at Main Beach have been known to attract Olympian and pro athlete visitors, most notably basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Address: Broadway St & Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Season: Year round