First Thursdays

Once a month, downtown Laguna Beach gets festive during the First Thursdays Gallery Art Walk. You can make the rounds of 30 local galleries and the Laguna Art Museum via free shuttles circling Laguna’s art gallery districts.

Northern Laguna Beach

North of downtown Laguna, off Cliff Dr north of Heisler Park, Shaw’s Cove provides the best tide pooling around. Volunteers are often on duty to answer questions and give you tide pooling tips. Further on, Crescent Bay has big hollow waves good for bodysurfing, but parking is difficult; try the bluffs atop the beach; the views here are reminiscent of Italy's Amalfi Coast.