Welcome to Laguna Beach
Picturesque Southern California town and coastal living at its finest
One of California’s most picturesque beach cities, Laguna Beach boasts over nine miles of pristine coastline. The dramatic topography includes hidden beaches, seaside coves, tidal pools, underwater caves, and ocean bluffs. Designated in a Marine Protected Area, the coast of Laguna Beach is free from boating and fishing to help conserve this unique ecosystem. And its natural scenic beauty doesn’t stop there. Laguna Beach is also home to 20,000 acres of protected wildlife habitat offering endless recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
Laguna Beach offers a variety of living spaces to fit different lifestyles. Many homes are situated on the hillsides, surrounded by wooded forests, and have amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Closer to the city center, luxury condominium complexes come with resort-style amenities. But what Laguna Beach is famous for are the oceanfront villas and hillside estates along the coast.
What to Love
- Picturesque and pristine beaches
- Protected marine and wilderness areas
- Upscale dining, shopping, and entertainment
- Thriving arts and culture and world-class galleries
- Quiet, private, and luxurious beach lifestyle
- Just a one-hour drive from Los Angeles
Laguna Beach is the epitome of luxury coastal living. The beautiful beaches and secluded wilderness can make it feel a world away while having all the modern city amenities conveniently nearby. It has always been a hub for artists and writers who come to find solitude and inspiration from the area’s scenic landscape. And it retains much of that vibrant, artistic appeal until today with weekly art walks and year-round art fairs.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Laguna Beach is known for fresh, innovative, and upscale cuisine. At the Pacific Edge Hotel, The Deck is a local favorite for handcrafted cocktails and fresh seafood. It’s one of the few restaurants that are situated right on the beach, so it’s a very popular spot for watching the sunset.
Right next door, Driftwood Kitchen specializes in ocean-to-table dishes, including Maine lobsters, steamed mussels, shellfish platters, and swordfish sandwiches. Meat and vegan dishes are also on offer. With floor-to-ceiling windows, diners get breathtaking views of the Pacific with every meal.
Inside the Surf and Sand Hotel, Splashes Restaurant serves elevated American fare and California-inspired seafood. Menu highlights include braised short ribs, New York prime steak, fresh oysters, and lobster bisque. The adjacent Splashes Bar serves signature libations and can be rented for a private party.
Situated on a local landmark, Sapphire serves modern American cuisine and comfort food, such as bone-in rib eye, porterhouse pork chop, and macaroni and cheese. The Craftsman-style setting is both rustic and classic. The adjacent Sapphire Pantry is a gourmet shop selling artisan cheeses and freshly prepared meals for takeout.
For coastal-inspired home furnishings, Tuvalu sells unique and eclectic furniture collections you won’t find anywhere else. They also have a wide selection of fixtures, accessories, rugs, lighting, and kitchen essentials.
Things to Do
Showcasing Laguna Beach’s time-honored and vibrant art scene, the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters are both annual, summer-long events. The Festival of Arts features local artists, painters, sculptors, and photographers. Pageant of the Masters is a theater show that brings works of art to life on the big screen.
Another annual event is the summer Sawdust Art Festival, which features a variety of artists and live music on three stages. In the winter, they organize a festive shopping experience. They also host art classes and programs year-round.
If you want to indulge and pamper yourself, Montage Laguna Beach is a luxury spa resort and beachfront sanctuary. They feature two outdoor pool decks and a 20,000-square-foot spa. For a more rustic yet elegant setting, The Ranch at Laguna Beach is an upscale canyon retreat. The retreat is great for golf enthusiasts because Ben Brown’s Golf Course onsite features nine holes and a terrific natural landscape. It's great for all skill levels.