As a Southern California native, I've been running up and down the coast of California in search of great beaches most of my life. The first time I visited Laguna Beach, I was hooked!! It is a wonderful little beach town full of quaint little art shops, eateries, and fine art galleries. The beach itself is clean and if you have kids, they will love exploring the tide pools. The water is refreshingly clear and the sunsets here are nothing less than spectacular. Overall, it is a great place for couples, families, and groups. There's plenty to do and lots to see.