When the tide is in at Laguna Beach you see the rocks near the shore. This area is a marine preserve. When the tide is out you can see the tidal pools. These are very interesting and quite a treat to see. It would be best to check the tide schedule in the newspaper or purchase a guide so that you can visit during low tide.
Fondest memory: We saw sea life that I had never seen before.
We experienced walking on the rocks right over the place where the sea had been a short time earlier. It was a first-time experience for me and one I will never forget.
Laguna Beach is a good place to get away from LA / Orange County/ Irvine hustle, especially during the weekdays before the weekend.
Nothing is more relaxing to me than walking barefoot on the beach,
sitting on the rocks out in the surf below the cliffs & watching the waves roll in,
or if you're lucky & the surf's up, watching the surfers glide in.
In the pic, just like in real life, if you squint you can just barely see Catalina island on the horizon.
Foto Sunday 11/14/04
Fondest memory: Decades ago as a kid I ran away from home with my special girlfriend and we stayed in Laguna Beach at the old Cliff Hotel above the beach for a couple of months.
Two different perspectives: then and now, but for me the overall feel of Laguna Beach has changed very little.
Here's a site so you can always see what's up on the beach. (daylight only) click below:
Laguna Beach WebCam
keep refreshing the cam (F5), it updates and changes location constantly.
Favorite thing: Well, you won't find it on some people laid out on the beach!!! In Laguna Beach, the Beverly Hills on the Beach that it is, there are a number of bodies created skillfully byplastic surgeries. But along the beach there is quite lovely assortment of flowers, as well as rare shells by the cliffs and trees with organic structure, like this one.
Fondest memory: Relax on your towel, swim in the Pacific... Directly at the beach boulevard there are some basketball courts. A great atmosphere to shoot some hoops. Then take a break and walk over to one of the restaurants on the other side of the road for lunch. After that it´s beach time again. Wait for sunset. The sun goes down at the horizon over the ocean. Simply gorgeous.
After reading a sad article this morning about how polluted a lot of America's beaches have become,
I was pleased to at least see that Laguna Beach had some of the cleanest beaches in the country. Reference was this article here culled from a 2009 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Without too much dry boring info (read the report) most of the cooties come from control or more likely LACK of control of rain runoff that scoops up sewage (yum!) and other disgusting goodies from land and deposits them in the sand we all like to play in.
At any rate, if you read the report, you find most of Laguna's beaches rating a "5" (best / cleanest possible rating) with only the main right outside the Hotel Laguna getting a "4" (still excelllent).
No, I don't work for the Laguna COC, but I was very happy to read that nowadays you can still do whatever it is you like to do in the sand of Laguna's beaches, coves and tidepools without having to sweat what is happening to your health.
As long as I'm prostituting myself, just for grins here is a video from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce here
Take a walk on the beach or on the bluff.
Fondest memory: Beautiful firework show on July 4th, it only take 15 mins to finish the US$30,000 firework, but it will take an hour or more to get out of the jam packed streets afterwards, it may be better to catch a movie at the theater across street from the Main Beach right after the firework, to avoid the traffic nightmare.
Favorite thing: A beautiful Laguna sunset as seen from Main Beach.