Viewpoint in Laguna Beach

Heisler Park

The grassy, bluff-top Heisler Park offers vistas of craggy coves and deep-blue sea. Bring your camera – with its palm trees and bougainvillea-dotted bluffs, the scene is definitely one for posterity.
Nature Center in Laguna Beach

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

A nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured or ill marine mammals, this center northeast of town has a small staff and many volunteers who help nurse Orange County's rescued pinnipeds –…
Beach in Laguna Beach

Aliso Beach County Park

South of downtown Laguna Beach, the locals’ favorite Aliso Beach County Park is popular with surfers, boogie boarders and skimboarders. With picnic tables, fire pits and a play area, it’s also good for families. Pay…
Beach in Laguna Beach

Thousand Steps Beach

Jealously guarded by locals, Thousand Steps Beach is about 1 mile south of Aliso Beach, hidden off Hwy 1 just south of Mission Hospital. At the south end of 9th St, more than 200 steps (way less than 1000) lead down…
Museum in Laguna Beach

Laguna Art Museum

This breezy museum has changing exhibitions featuring contemporary California artists, and a permanent collection heavy on California landscapes, vintage photographs and works by early Laguna bohemians. Free guided …
Beach in Laguna Beach

Main Beach

Near downtown’s village, Main Beach has volleyball and basketball courts, a playground and restrooms. It's the first beach you see as you come down Laguna Canyon Blvd from the 405 Fwy, and it’s Laguna’s best beach f…
Beach in Laguna Beach

West Street Beach

South of central Laguna, this beach has long been a hangout for Laguna's (and the OC's) LGBT community (with an emphasis on the G). The eye candy can be considerable.
Beach in Laguna Beach

Picnic Beach

Just north of Main Beach, Picnic Beach is too rocky to surf but has excellent tide pooling.