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    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 94%
    Family Travelers
  • 87%
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 83%
    Luxury Travelers
  • 70%
    Foodies
  • 66%
    Local Culture
  • 66%
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  • Laguna Beach
    Ryan Frum Myspacé
    4 Jun 11, 2014

    Really fun place to people watch. There are certainly better stretches of beach in Laguna to relax, but this one has the most action. Tons of recreational sports and prime location.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Valerie Van de Zilver
    5 May 07, 2014

    Art lovers rejoice! Walk thru Laguna Beach and along Pacific Coast Highway where you'll visit art galleries for art enthusiasts of all tastes. In the summer, be sure to get tickets for the Pageant of the Masters, an amazing presentation!

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  • Laguna Beach
    Jim & Darla H
    5 May 02, 2014

    Great for scenic drives on PCH and a variety of great beaches, restaurants and bars. Great art galleries as well.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Cynthia Ayers
    5 Jan 29, 2014

    LAGUNA BEACH – Picturesque Village renowned for its beautiful rocky coastline, white sand beaches and intimate coves. This artsy Coastal Resort and residential community (population about 20,000) along the Pacific coast in South Orange County, has a quaint seaside village atmosphere and pristine beaches. Visitors from around the world flock to this nine square mile, coastal resort town each year. With seven miles of beautiful tranquil beaches, Laguna Beach is a haven for rest and relaxation. You can feel the sea breezes as you walk downtown, browsing the Laguna Village shops, restaurants and world class art galleries.

    Best known for its lively artist community, spectacular cove beaches facing Catalina Island and world class artist festivals, Laguna Beach is Home to the Pageant of the Masters, Art-a-Fair, Sawdust Festival, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Playhouse. Numerous galleries, bohemian boutiques, eclectic cafes and festive cultural events abound. Five Star resort hotel "The Montage Resort and Spa" (and nearby St. Regis and Ritz Carlton) are surrounded by a good selection of Luxury Vacation Rentals and Beach Homes for Sale or Rent.

    With a median temperature of 72 degrees and ("It never rains in California") perpetual sunny weather, Laguna Beach has a casual, yet upscale Mediterranean coast ambiance, attracting a few million visitors each year from all over the world. Laguna Beach will be forever immortalized in the Beach Boys song "Surfin' Safari" and has a spirited "surf culture" (with paddleboarders, skimboarders and kayak-aficionados sharing the waves with surfers!)

    Laguna Beach enjoys an enviable location along the dazzling coast of the Pacific Ocean, situated midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, nestled between foothills and the blue Pacific Ocean. The main road leading through town is Pacific Coast Highway, also referred to as Coast Highway, Highway 1 and PCH. This is the "Southern California Riviera" and the extraordinary beauty, idyllic village atmosphere and special community of people make Laguna Beach the "crown jewel" of Orange County, California.

    To Browse Laguna Beach Homes for Sale or Rent, follow the Search links on the at: www.LagunaCoastRealEstate.com or call 949-494-0490 for Laguna Coast Real Estate if you have any questions regarding the communities or properties along the Laguna Coast. We look forward to welcoming you to Laguna Beach!

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  • Laguna Beach
    Lauren Wilks
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    5 Jul 25, 2014

    Just an hour or so from where I live, so it's super convenient for a day trip. Great little town, good food, good artsy crowd

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  • Laguna BeachPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Just a little over an hour's drive south of LA along the coastal highway, Laguna Beach feels like a world away. What sprang to life as a bohemian artists' colony in the early 20th century has now become a glam celeb-happy weekend beach escape. Downtown is full of chic boutiques, (mostly) overhyped cafes and touristy art galleries, but you can't knock the miles of oceanfront beaches for swimming, snorkeling and diving.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Laguna BeachPro 2014
    Trina D.
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    5 Sep 17, 2013

    Laguna Beach is one of those quaint little beach towns that got noticed by mainstream culture when those crazy kids were featured on MTV. It hasn't changed much though. The town is still pricey to own a home in but easily enough to rent at. There are plenty of shops and places to eat not to mention the beach which is pristine. The people are nice and the coast is gorgeous.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Amanda
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    3 Sep 01, 2013

    Small beach, vball courts, right next to boardwalk n hwy 1 so easy access to shops/food. Only metered parking n lots a bit east but easy to walk to or free trolley.

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  • Laguna BeachPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Aug 30, 2013

    So Beautiful!
    Laguna Beach has it all!
    It has romantic restaurants and hotels that are so comfortable you don't want to leave them.
    There are interesting boutiques and too many art galleries to count.
    The yearly event called "The Pageant Of The Masters" is a festival that celebrates Art and Culture.
    Did I mention the stunning views of the ocean?

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  • Laguna Beach
    Misti K
    5 Jul 11, 2014

    Laguna Beach is 15 min drive- very quaint coastal town- known for its many art galleries- fine restaurants, shopping and beautiful beaches- well worth a days visit!

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  • Laguna Beach
    Michelle B
    5 Aug 02, 2013

    A different vibe from Newport. Lots of artists and art shop. Great hiking in the local canyons.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Carolyn W
    5 Jul 25, 2013

    Just a 10 Minute drive to Charming Laguna Beach. Or take the Trolly into town and don't miss the Pagent of the Masters. A fabulous outdoor natural ampitheater

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  • Laguna Beach
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Jul 19, 2013

    Just like paradise! Laguna Beach is quite possibly the closest thing to Hawaii in California. The beaches are gorgeous and the area is full of great restaurants and shops.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Kristin P
    3 Jun 26, 2013

    A must for all. Very touristy with the hundreds of t-shirt shops, but it's Main Beach, after all....

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  • Laguna Beach
    Pedro Ferreira Machado
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    3 Jun 06, 2013

    Great place. I Still have that lousy T Shirt I bought back in 93, and I still remember the friendly people and discussing with the locals "how amazing was to live there and have that fantastic view of the Ocean"

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  • Laguna Beach
    Sandie I
    5 May 29, 2013

    The world comes to Main Beach so get down there and enjoy! Basketball and volleyball courts plus a large kids play area. Dogs are allowed on beach as long as they are leashed. During June-August dogs are allowed but after 6PM only.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Britta W
    5 Jul 25, 2014

    We LOVE Laguna! A very picturesque sea village that you reach by taking the 5 South to the 133 South. You follow the street all the way until you hit the water. It’s a gorgeous drive through canyons and the town itself has lots of cute little stores and restaurants. It’s an artist colony, so you will find plenty of galleries as well. The beach itself is a bit small and rather crowded (particularly on weekends and in the summer), but the scenery makes up for it… There is a children’s playground + bathrooms at the left end of the bay. If you are not staying all day, you might just want to park in a metered spot – they all accept credit cards. The parking structures can be quite pricey, although they might be a good choice if you are staying all day.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Kimberly Owen
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    5 May 16, 2013

    Great beaches. Check out the tide pools - part of Laguna beach marine reserve. Near the Lifeguard station.

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  • Laguna Beach
    PokerGirl
    5 May 02, 2013

    One of my favorite beaches in the OC. Tons of restaurants and shops. Beautiful beaches. Volleyball and basketball courts.

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  • Laguna Beach
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Oct 15, 2012

    What a beauty! Laguna Beach, by far, has been the cleanest beach I've been to in California. Such a perfect place to hang with loved ones or spend some alone time.

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