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Main Beach

Laguna Beach, CA
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I thought this beach was going to be a lot different. Its just a regular overcrowded beach. Nothing more nothing less.

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Grand cayman
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We love this beach, there was a lot of seaweed this year but just get there early for a good spot. My kids love to play sand volleyball, beach is right in the middle of Laguna so you can eat and shop if you need a break from the beach. This beach is a must!

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Tyler, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to Main Beach, lots of great picture taking opportunities, but it was crowded and I enjoy a quieter beach experience. So after my short visit, I moved south. Main Beach has a lot going on, so if you enjoy people watching, this is the place to be. There are also shops, restaurants, an ice cream parlor,... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Vacationing in California. Laguna Beach, the Main Beach, is listed in top 10. I would not even put it on the list. Holy Kelp is right...and there are flies galore! Not a pleasant time at all. Town is adorable. Parking on weekends is atrocious.

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San Diego
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Laguna Beach has done an excellent job with caring for and maintaining all of their public beaches and park areas. Main Beach is no exception. We saw some old leathery locals here but most of them were harmless and many families were happy enjoying this beautiful beach. There are several well-used Volleyball and Basketball courts at the beach.

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Riverside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great spot for families - sports for the older kids, teens and adults; great playground for the little ones; good beach access. There are tons of places to eat nearby. As with all locations in Laguna Beach, parking is a challenge if you don't arrive early.

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Laguna Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Be prepared for flies, flies, flies! Very unpleasant beach - along with Monarch Beach - due to the immense amount of kelp. Piles lay strewn across the entire beach and are covered with swarms of flies. And swimming with kelp is not fun! Why doesn't the city scrap the beaches? It is an ecological problem? If so, be warned. I'd... More

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Battle, Sussex
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Agree with previous reviewer. Very busy and not clean. Coves further along looked nicer. Newport and Huntingdon beaches much more spacious and nicer, no seaweed!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday and there was a lot of people.The beach had lots of kelps with flies flying over it.It would have been better if it was "cleaner".if you are going to Laguna Beach,don't go here.Walk further down to. Heisler Park.The coves there are cleaner and quieter .

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cincy, ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Spent a few days in the Newport area & wanted to spend a day at a nice beach. We wanted to have everything right there, & we wanted to be able to get in the water to cool off. We asked around & read reviews -- decided on Laguna Beach. Cons-- 1) Surf is very, very rough -- everyone was... More

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