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Main Beach

Laguna Beach, CA
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Outdoors
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Santa Rosa, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting main beach since childhood in the 60's! Love the iconic life guard stand! Great place to watch people, dogs and birdlife!

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Nice boardwalk with benches. Wide beach with accessible parking, too. The shoreline drops pretty quickly and the waves can be pretty strong, so be careful with young kids.

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Brooklyn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful, beautiful beach. I would have loved to have spent more time here but I was pressed for time. I would definitely come back. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the area so I think you can easily spend an entire day there.

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California
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1,202 reviews 1,202 reviews
774 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This used to be a really interesting place, with a real boardwalk made of wood, a tacky but interesting collection of eateries and shops... Now it is a generic beachfront. Boring.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

got gyros across the street in downtown and ate in the shadow of the pint-sized lighthouse.there are a handful of people asking for money and one person playing an instrument

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Beautiful sands, and huge waves! Perfect place to head for the day, plenty of shops or resturants to go to for food!

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Bay Area, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Whenever I visit Laguna Beach, this is my favorite spot to just sit on a bench and watch the people, the world, the sunset go by! Centrally located on Pacific Coast Highway and Broadway--you cannot miss it. Also, just a short walk from the Hotel Laguna and some good restaurants!

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Riverside, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Surfing, volleyball, basketball to watch. Active lifeguard stations. Just steps from town and shopping and restaurants. Neat place to just vedge out at the beach.

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Tustin, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A great place to watch people. just across the street is the main part of town with restaurants and stores. On the beach are vollyball courts and also a basketball court.

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Quechee, Vermont
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not crowded in October. Great spirit. Warm sand. Plenty of athletic facilities for adults and children. Easy access to great restaurants and town attractions.

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