Laguna Beach is a city of fun, sun and great weather. While we are most known for the ocean and social events, there are some amazing parks and beaches that those living here know are some of the most beautiful spots in the city. Whether you’re looking for a place to bike, hike, horseback ride, take the kids to a playground or relax in the sun, here are the places to go in Laguna Beach.
Aliso Beach Park – 31131 South Pacific Coast Highway
Open every day from 6am – 10pm and weekends from 11am – 5pm, Aliso Beach Park is the perfect place to relax or be active. Here you can enjoy swimming, water sports and fun with the kids. Skin diving and paddles boarding are common at Aliso, as well as skimboarding and surfing.
You can sunbathe, build sand castles or check out the tidepool. There is a concession building available for restrooms and snacks. It’s $1 an hour to park year round or you can get a beach parking decal at Sailing & Events Center in Dana Point Harbor.
Alta Laguna Park – 505 Forest Avenue
Overlooking Laguna Canyon Road is Alta Laguna Park, a park with amazing views and so much to do. The sand is white, the hiking trails are quiet and the area is perfect for all ages to enjoy. There is a playground for kids, tennis courts, soccer fields and a basketball court.
Crystal Cove State Park – 8471 North Coast Highway
Crystal Cove State Park is 3.2 miles of beach and 2,400 acres of woodland. You’ll see people hiking and horseback riding at Crystal Cove. The offshore waters make this an underwater park used by scuba divers, swimmers and surfers. You can even mountain bike inland and explore the sandy coves.
Out of all the parks in Laguna Beach, these are the best ones by far.