I came down to Laguna Beach to walk around. After finding a parking spot (it can be tough), I walked along the beach by the iconic lifeguard station in the center of town up to the stairs that lead up to a path that runs northward along the cliffs.
The views from the cliffs are amazing. You can see the beach and waves below as well surfers and dolphins in the water.
The are plenty of public toilets and water showers for bathers.
I think that Laguna Beach is a terrific place to visit. You have the beach and cliffs on one side and plenty of art shops and restaurants lining the PCH and neighboring streets.