Thanks to all of its beautiful cove beaches, Laguna Beach has an extraordinary number of beaches in just an eight mile stretch.
With all of the recent closures, many people have been confused on WHAT a CITY beach is and WHAT a COUNTY beach is as they’re somewhat intermingled.
Suffice to say that most of the most southern beaches are run by the County and, therefore, fall under a separate jurisdiction. The City does nor provide lifeguards or facilities – this is the County’s job at these locations. The County chooses to open or close the beaches separate of what the City of Laguna Beach decides for its own beaches.
As of today, May 15th, the County beaches within the City of Laguna Beach are OPEN on WEEKDAYS between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm and on Saturday & Sunday between the hours of 6 am and noon.
County Beaches in South Laguna Beach (Aliso, Table Rock, West/Camel Point beaches) will mirror the Laguna city beaches and only open from 6 to 10 a.m. on weekdays. Closed weekends. ACTIVE EXERCISE only allowed – swimming, surfing, skimboarding, walking, running – no lounging, no umbrellas, no setting up camp to stay for awhile.
Thousand Steps Beach (which only has 233 steps) will remain closed.
Whether weekday or weekend, parking lots and restrooms for these county beaches will remain closed.
City beaches in Laguna Beach are OPEN as of Wed, May 13th on WEEKDAYS between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm and on Saturday & Sunday between the hours of 6 am and noon.
ACTIVE EXERCISE only allowed – swimming, surfing, skimboarding, walking, running – no lounging, no umbrellas, no setting up camp to stay for awhile.
For those of you asking about whether or not dogs are allowed on City and County beaches: YES. The city and county beaches in Laguna Beach are very dog-friendly if you abide by the rules! Keep them on leash and pick up after them or you’ll be fined. Right now, from Sept 11th – June 14th, they’re allowed on the beaches at any hour with their humans. In the summer season beginning June 15th, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. through September 10th.
City Beaches include (alphabetically):
Christmas Cove (west of Montage)
Crescent Bay (North Laguna)
Diver’s Cove (west end of Heisler in North Laguna)
Fisherman’s Cove (below Boat Canyon, North Laguna)
Goff Cove (west of Montage)
Main Beach (central downtown)
Middle Man (below Montage, between Goff & Treasure Island)
Picnic Beach (below Heisler Park in North Laguna)
Rockpile (end of Main Beach)
Shaw’s Cove (off of Cliff Drive in North Laguna)
Sleepy Hollow Street
St. Ann’s Street
Totuava Bay (in South Laguna, no direct access until County beaches open)
Treasure Island (primarily below Montage)
There are two private beaches in Laguna Beach:
Emerald Bay on the north of Laguna Beach
Three Arch Bay on the South Laguna Beach
And our only connected State Beach (which also remains closed until further notice:
Crystal Cove (On the far north of Laguna Beach, just outside its city limits)