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Address: Laguna Beach, CA

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Gray Skies Still a Beautiful Walk By

Even with gray skies, the beach is iconic and a wonderful spot to walk by. You'll miss the blue green water view but enjoy it as much with less crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Even with gray skies, the beach is iconic and a wonderful spot to walk by. You'll miss the blue green water view but enjoy it as much with less crowds.

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Los Angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The only reason I don't give the Main Beach in Laguna a FIVE is that now there are way too many people, and, the water is not as pristine as it used to be, 50 years ago. I guess that's to be expected these days, sadly. But, still a beautiful place to visit.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love Laguna Beach during the spring and summer, lots of places to eat, art museaums, coffee and pastry places, outside vendors, ice cream... speciality stores... fun in the sun... volley ball

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

You see people (maybe even professionals) playing basketball and volleyball. Great restaurants, art galleries and little shops nearby. Beautiful view of the ocean.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was in Southern California on business and made it a point to visit some of the popular beaches. I had to pay for parking about four blocks away, which wasn't expensive. The beach had bathrooms, showers, a playground for kids, and decent deck area. It was clean and not very crowded on a Tuesday afternoon. There is a protected... More 

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Candle Lake, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Great place to people watch or partake in some of the beach activities. Always a volleyball game to watch. Great location as is at the beginning of downtown shopping area.

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Lake Forest, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a great place to build family memories ... Picturesque lifeguard tower! Lots of lifeguards ... Cool play area that is safe and clean ... Nearby restaurants and all kinds of food choices ... Waves that are easily navigable and swimming is easy ... well maintained beach and sand ... Heck! It's the most iconic of beaches in all of... More 

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Ivins, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My family and I decided to visit the wading pools at Laguna Beach. We were lucky to time our visit at low tide. Many areas to view sea creatures and crustaceans. Not crowded this time of year. A sea lion spent time looking back from a same distance. On middle aged man played with his drone while kids built sand... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was an awesome experience! The water was quite cold in October but still swimmable. Noticably, you get so sucked in and then dragged along the rocks but that was the fun in it. Coming from Australia, this beach was a lot different to the Gold Coast where you can see multiple waves crashing before they get to you, Laguna... More 

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Las Vegas Valley
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I brought our two young daughters for an afternoon visit, and after a nice lunch across the street we took the girls to the park at Main Beach. The park was nice enough. It has decent restroom facilities, well maintained lawns, and a cool little playground for younger kids. (like mine) The only negative thing we saw... More 

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