Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier coastal destination, nestled between seven miles of hidden coves, majestic canyons, and jaw-dropping ocean views. A year-round retreat for art lovers, outdoor adventurers, beachgoers, families, and romantics, you'll love all that Laguna Beach has to offer.

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Top Adventures in Laguna Beach

  • Relax at Heisler Park

    Located in Laguna Beach, California, Heisler Park is just past Main Beach, so it's the perfect place to avoid the typical tourist crowds. There's plenty of parking at Heisler Park, however you will have to pay, so come with a friend to split the c...

  • Hike the Water Tank Trail

    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many option...

    3 miles 600 ft gain

  • Surf Brooks Street Beach

    Brooks Street Beach is just a couple of blocks off the Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Parking can be tricky, so be forewarned that you may need to walked a few blocks.  Winter can be good, but during the summer and big south swells are whe...

  • Kayak the Laguna Beach State Marine Preserve

    Whether you're a beginning, intermediate, or advanced paddler, there are numerous ways to explore via sea kayak the protected waters off the coast of Laguna Beach. You can bring your own or rent and book a tour from several shops in town. An excel...

  • Stand Up Paddleboard Fisherman's Cove

    Fisherman's Cove is a protected beach and cove in Laguna Beach at the bottom of Boat Canyon that is tucked away from the hustle, bustle, and crowds that are often found at other nearby beaches. Further, parking is easily (relatively speaking) foun...

  • Scuba Dive Shaw’s Cove, Laguna Beach

    Shaw’s Cove is located just 3 minutes North of Laguna Beach’s Main Beach Park and one beach south of Crescent Bay. There’s a dive shop placed conveniently above the cove so if you need to rent equipment, it’s right there. The shop is close enough ...

  • Trail Run the Boat Road and Laguna Ridge

    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and most are excellent for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking. A classic out-and-back (with many option...

    4 miles 600 ft gain

  • Explore the Seascape at Crescent Bay

    If you are in Southern California and want to find a good place to watch the sunset, this is the place. Laguna Beach, Orange County is loaded with awesome beaches to shoot photos of the famous California sunsets. This is one of my favorites becaus...

  • Exploring Pearl Street Beach's Arch Rock

    Pearl Street Beach is a great spot to just chill and watch (and photograph) the sunset with friends and family. Parking for the beach can be found on S. Coast Hwy (the 1) and is meter parking. There is also free, but limited parking available alon...

  • Mountain Bike Bommer Ridge & Emerald Canyon

    There a numerous trails in the Laguna Coast Wilderness that proceed up and along the ridges and down into the canyons (or the reverse), and are quite popular for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running.A great mountain biking loop begins in Eme...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike the West Ridge Trail

    Beginning at Alta Laguna Park at Top of the World, the West Ridge Trail is a popular starting (and ending) point for adventures into the Laguna Coast Wilderness, leading to trails and areas like Car Wreck, Big Bend, and Willow Canyon. You can also...

    1.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Car Wreck Trail through Aliso Canyon

    There are numerous ways to incorporate the Car Wreck trail into a larger loop through the Laguna Coast Wilderness and Aliso Canyon Park, but a common route is to begin at Alta Laguna Park at "Top of the World" in Laguna Beach.Take the West Ridge T...

    7 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Laguna Beach

    Hike gorgeous ridgelines, play in the waves, or simply meander through the jaw-dropping coastline, Laguna Beach is a memorable destination for artists and adventurers alike. 

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