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Why Laguna Beach Is the Ultimate Summer Destination

Hit the beach this summer.

By: Visit Laguna Beach + Save to a List

It’s summertime which means the days are longer, the weather is warmer, and life is just a little more fun. This is true for most places, but we’d argue that Laguna Beach puts them to shame when it comes to covering all the most important factors of a summer spent outside. Let’s start with the most obvious and arguably the best reason...

The Beach

Nothing says summer more than chillin’ in the sand, catching a few waves, or paddling out to explore the sea caves. Laguna has pristine beaches with every activity you can imagine right at your fingertips. Fun fact: did you know skimboarding was invented in Laguna Beach? Now you know!

The Best Post-Hike Food and Drink in Laguna Beach | Photo: Josiah Roe

Endless Trails

Have you ever entertained the internal debate about whether you’re more of a mountain person or a beach person? In Laguna Beach, you don’t really have to choose. Sure, maybe they’re more hills than mountains, but Laguna is home to extensive trail systems that are a ton of fun for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Work up a sweat under the summer sun, then head straight to the beach. Laguna truly is the best of both worlds! 

72 Hours in Laguna Beach | Photo: Josiah Roe

Delicious Food and Drink

Casual tacos and cervezas? Check. Seafood and steak? Yup. Rooftop lounge with fresh cocktails? Of course. Just like the overall vibe in Laguna Beach - a mix of chill beach town and funky bohemian culture - the options reach from typical beach eats (like the aforementioned tacos) to unique fusions and blends of worldly foods and fine dining. Again, the best of both worlds.

The Top 4 Places to Explore Tide Pools in Laguna Beach | Photo: Eric Bennett

Beautiful Sunsets

Late evening sunsets in the summer are tough to beat. They’re even better when you’re gazing out over the pacific ocean. Whether you’re right on the water or up at one of the many beautiful vista points, you can’t go wrong. Grab a few of your favorite people and sink into a summer night in Laguna Beach.

Find more reasons to visit Laguna Beach this summer here.

Cover photo: Josiah Roe

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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