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“Beautiful beach that they protect” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
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$150*
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Activities: Shopping, Surfing
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Owner description: Popular surfing and bodysurfing beach.
Arizona
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach that they protect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

There are stairs to get down to the beach, but once there, it is amazing. It is usually fairly crowded. There are volunteers that are in the preservation area who remind you it is against the law to disturb anything or take a shell or rock souvinir. This was a little disappointing, as we had been accustomed to collecting something, but we respected it. Because of this, the beach is not combed, and there is a lot of life, death and muck about. The shoreline is truly beautiful. Many go to surf and snorkel. the waves are fairly strong, though the water is nice and much cleaner than many other beaches in that same area.

Visited October 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Clean Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a beautiful beach, clean, sandy & great for walking or a jog or a blanket on the sand. Sailboats & surfers! Whale watching & deep sea fishing tours at the end. lots of shopping opportunities. take change for parking & toll roads on the way, just in case. People were swimming even in April.

Visited April 2013
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Evanston, Illinois
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“Great little artist colony”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Laguna is a quaint little artist colony on a beautiful stretch of the Southern California coast. The setting is beautiful, and there there are dozens of great little shops to browse, many with goods from local artisans.

Visited April 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Beach is always great for families. Main beach has volleyball, clean restrooms, close to shops and eating, lifeguards and decent waves. Dogs are allowed on most beach all times during off peak, then from about May 15 to Oct 15, dogs only in early AM and late PM.

Lots of great shops and food to compliment beach day with the family

Visited April 2013
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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We spent some time in Laguna Beach in February. It is absolutely a beautiful coastal town! There is a beautiful walk along the ocean that is above the rocky coast and beach. It is lined with gorgeous flowers, plants and cacti. The parking is a bit of a pain but you can use your credit card to pay for a few hours at a time. I think Laguna Beach is a hidden gem of California, not well known outside of the local circles but well worth the visit! There are also great restaurants that look out over the ocean for sunset dining and quaint little shops where you can window shop or spend some money! Worth the visit!

Visited February 2013
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