With an abundance of beautiful views, pristine water, and plenty of sea life, Southern California is an ocean lover’s dream. With access to some of the best beaches on the West Coast, it’s no wonder Laguna Beach is a haven for a variety of beach activities including surfing, scuba diving, and sunbathing.
The most pupular beaches tend to be Main Beach, Crescent Bay Beach, Aliso Creek Beach, and Treasure Island Beach, but there are 18 other beaches in town to choose from, all right off of the Coast Highway. Several beaches have a lifeguard on duty during summer months. Aliso Creek Beach is the only beach to allow fires on the beach. All beaches prohibit the taking or disturbing of any marine life, including rocks and shells. Fishing is also prohibited at many of the beaches, as well as certain water activities. Restrooms and showers are available at some of the bigger beaches.
In some areas, parking near the beaches is metered in 3 hour increments, and there is some available neighborhood street parking. There is also a free trolley that runs on weekends during off-season months, and daily during the summer months when they also pick up beach goers from large parking lots open for the season. For more specific amenities, parking information, and pet guidelines, be sure to check information for the specific beach you intend to visit before planning your trip on the website.
Dogs are allowed on most beaches year-round, always on a leash. However, during the busy summer months, typically mid-June through early September, dogs are only allowed on beaches before 9:00 AM and after 6:00 PM. The rest of the year, dogs can romp the beaches at any time they are open. Two beaches, Thousand Steps Beach and Totuava, are exceptions where dogs are never permitted, even on a leash, so steer clear of those if you have your pup in tow. Dogs are also not allowed on any beaches in Crystal Cove State Park.
Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times, and make sure you bring enough water to share, shade for those sunny days, and clean-up bags. Always pick up whatever your pup lays down, and keep the furbulous beaches in Laguna Beach dog-friendly.
For some of the most pawrific beaches in sunny California, head to Laguna Beach with your pup today!