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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 94%Family Travelers
- 87%Art & Design Lovers
- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 66%Local Culture
- 66%Adventure Travelers
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- Laguna BeachJan 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!Recommended for:
- Laguna BeachMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 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:
- Laguna BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Sep 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.Recommended for:
- Laguna BeachMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 30, 2013
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?Recommended for:
- Laguna Beach
- Laguna BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesJun 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"
- Laguna BeachMay 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.Recommended for:
- Laguna BeachJul 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.Recommended for:
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