Welcome to Laguna Beach
Arts-focused coastal oasis with boutique-lined downtown.
Laguna Beach is an artsy seaside resort city in Orange County with gorgeous scenery. Separated from other neighboring communities by undeveloped hillsides and conservation areas, Laguna Beach has the vibe of an isolated coastal oasis. Since the settlement of celebrated Plein-air painters here in the early 1900s, Laguna Beach has been known as a haven for arts and culture. Real estate includes relaxed neighborhoods of single-family homes and breathtaking properties in blufftop gated communities.
Laguna Beach’s artistic spirit is on full display downtown, with more than 70 galleries, 400 working artists, and many public artworks. The downtown area stretches from Main Beach to Legion Street and features independent boutiques such as Gorjana
for unique jewelry and Simple
for fashionable women’s clothing. Dining options include Argentinian-style wood-grilled meats at Maro,
Belgian beers and chef-driven meals at Brussels Bistro
, and delectable specialty meat and seafood dishes at Nick’s
. Stylish Skyloft
serves smokehouse meats and fresh seafood, with live music and a rooftop terrace.
is the starting point for exploring Laguna Beach’s beautiful coastline. This boardwalk-flanked sandy stretch has basketball and volleyball courts, while its shore break waves are perfect for swimming, bodyboarding, and surfing. Heisler Park
extends along the bluffs above Main Beach and has gardens, tide pools, picnic areas, and enchanting ocean views. 2,400-acre Crystal Cove State Park
forms Laguna Beach’s northern boundary with Newport Beach, with a stunning landscape of unspoiled beaches and inland chaparrals and canyons. Laguna Play House
is a downtown theater that stages plays, musicals, and comedy shows. Laguna Beach Art Museum
features a diverse collection of 19th century-to-contemporary artworks from Californian artists. Many art shows and events are held in Laguna Beach throughout the year, with Pageant of the Masters
’ real-life recreations of famous paintings being one of the most popular. Other annual events include February’s Laguna Beach Music Festival
, which showcases performances from outstanding classical and contemporary musicians.