The Best Views in Laguna Beach

Find the best seat in the house in this coastal paradise.

Surrounded by rolling hills, winding canyons, and the Pacific Ocean, Laguna Beach sure is easy on the eyes. Whether you're looking out over the city from a stunning vantage point or gazing across the water at one of the many gorgeous beaches, the memories will stick with you for days to come. Check out some of our favorite adventures around Laguna Beach and catch the best views in town on your visit.

Hike the Water Tank Trail


Photo: Josiah Roe

During the spring wildflower bloom you will pass a beautiful field of Golden Yarrow, with epic views up and down the coast and over all of Laguna Beach. Learn more.

Hike the B.F.I. Trail in Crystal Cove State Park


Photo: Josiah Roe

At virtually every turn, you’ll find a breathtaking new scene of sandy shores and pristine blue water. Learn more.

Explore Pearl Street Beach’s Arch Rock


Photo: Ben Lertsakdadet

You can’t beat a sunset on the beach and this is a local favorite for the tide pools, iconic rock formations, and marine wildlife. Learn more.

Climb Aliso Peak via the Valido Trail


Photo: Josiah Roe

Explore magnificent coastal canyons, mountains, and natural caves overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness. Learn more.

Photograph the Pacific Coast Highway over Crystal Cove Beach


Photo: Josiah Roe

For photographers visiting Laguna Beach, this is a great spot to capture some night shots of this famous highway. Learn more.

Discover Laguna Beach’s Pirate Tower


Photo: Josiah Roe

This view is definitely unique to Laguna Beach - it looks straight out of a fairytale! Learn more..

Discover more amazing views in Laguna Beach.

Cover photo: Josiah Roe

Published: March 29, 2017

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