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Main Beach

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Address: Laguna Beach, CA
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Where along this coast for quiter beaches with nice hotel?

Going to Pacific Coast end july flying home from la. Was thinking Laguna beach but from reviews looks too busy for us. Where is nice to stay with nice beach and some nice upmarket... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Going to Pacific Coast end july flying home from la. Was thinking Laguna beach but from reviews looks too busy for us. Where is nice to stay with nice beach and some nice upmarket restaurants? Is Santa barbara etc better ?

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Only one volleyball court. Nice walking path. In the center of town. Clean. Short beach so not a long walk to the water.

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Olathe, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great Beach to walk in December! Not very crowded or hot. Waves were crashing, the volleyballers were out and you get amazing sunsets from here.

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Oceanside, California, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very nice, flat, beautiful beach in the village of Laguna Beach. Next to the Heisler Park walkway. Picnic tables and benches to enjoy the views.

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Laguna Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It doesn't get better than watching sunset at Main Beach and then walking to the nearby Laguna night spots.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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540 helpful votes 540 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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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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