Pristine beaches and an abundance of nature are two of the things that make Laguna Beach such an amazing place to live. With over 20,000 acres of coastal wilderness to be explored, mountain bike riders and hikers near and far flock to Laguna Beach. Many mountain bikers proclaim the region is perfect for cycling since it has an abundance of trials scattered within the hills. Here are a few of the best beaches and hiking in Laguna!
Top of the World
Top of the World is one of my favorite places to go for a hike. From this trail you have a stunning ocean view and a spectacular overlook of the entire city. On the weekends, I love to hike there with my family towards the evening. Then we can catch the sunset and enjoy the scenery surrounding us. We also like to stop at the nearby playground at Alta Laguna Park where my boys love to climb around on the play structure and rock walls.
Laguna Beach is well known for its gorgeous beaches that offer superb snorkeling, great surf breaks, and a beautiful place to watch sunsets. I love going to Diver’s Cove with my family. Diver’s Cove has extremely clear water and vibrant reefs where we are able to see an abundance of sea life. My boys absolutely love going during low tide to search for sea urchins and crabs and to see what new sea creatures we might be able to find.
One of the best breaks in Laguna is at Thalia Street Beach. Many local surfers and skim-boarders are always in the water enjoying the great breaks and the community that they share. During summer my two sons love admiring their talent and hope to join them when they grow up too.
Laguna Beach is definitely our favorite city to go to the beach at in the summer. Sometimes beach parking can be difficult in summer, so my family and I just drive the coastline until we find a place to park. All 7 miles of Laguna Beach coastline are unique and absolutely breathtaking. It’s so much fun to explore the more than 30 beaches and coves the city has to offer.
The hiking and beaches make Laguna Beach the ideal town for those who love being outdoors and enjoying wildlife. As a nature enthusiast it is certainly one of my favorite destinations. All of these aspects have made me realize that there is nothing better than living in such a spectacular place.
I hope you like these beaches and hiking trails in Laguna Beach as much as I do!
Here are a few more of my favorite spots below:
Laguna Niguel Hikes and Parks
Top Corona Del Mar Beaches and Hikes
The Best Beaches in Newport
Top Irvine Parks and Hikes
If you want to move close to these beautiful beaches and hiking trails, I’d love to take you to Zinc Cafe in Laguna Beach, to talk about how I can help you!
Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727
Newport Beach is the perfect place to live since the weather in Southern California is sunny almost all year! The ten miles of coastline in Newport Beach is the best place to enjoy the sun and water. Lots of people love skating and riding their bikes along the boardwalk that has a stunning view of the ocean.
A popular spot in Newport Beach is further south at The Wedge since its known for its massive waves. Even though my kids are too young to go in, they think its so much fun to watch how big some of the swells can get. On the jetty, we also like to watch the boats sail from the harbor into the sea.
When my family isn’t at the beach, we love to take the ferry across from Balboa Island to the Fun Zone on the peninsula. This area is right on the harbor and has some shopping, an arcade, and bungee jumping. There is even a small Ferris wheel that has been running for around 80 years! If you haven’t been on the Ferris wheel, it has a beautiful bird’s eye view of the harbor and all of the boats.
During summer, my ideal evening is spent in front of a bonfire at Newport Beach! Once a month, my friends, family, and I all get together and watch the sunset at the fire pits by the Balboa Pier. Nothing beats eating s’mores and roasting a few hot dogs with the kids!
Here are some more of Orange County’s gorgeous beaches:
Best Beaches and Hikes in Laguna Beach
If you are wanting to move close to the coast, Newport Beach could be the place for you. I’d love to talk about how I can help you find a new home over a cup of coffee at Alta Coffee!
Natalie Boyle 949.929.5727