The Beach Guide

Laguna Beach

Located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach is the archetypal Southern Californian beach town. This is one of the most fashionable seaside towns in Orange County and as such has attracted the wealthy and famous for many years. Laguna Beach has a long established reputation as a cultural hotspot and is home to any number of art festivals, most notably the Pageant of the Masters. But it is the beaches we are interested in; all seven miles of them. There are over twenty sandy beaches and secluded coves in and around Laguna Beach each of which has its own character. Combine this with great weather all year round plus consistently good surf and you have one of the gems of the California coast.

With such a fine collection of beaches there really is something for everyone. The town’s most popular beach is the aptly named Main Beach; this beachfront park is in the heart of the town and has all the facilities you could ask for - a boardwalk, play areas, beach volleyball and plenty of family-friendly things to do. If this sounds a bit much for you then you don’t need to go far for a change of scene, the relative serenity of the beautiful Crescent Bay is only a couple of coves away. For surfers there is Brooks Street, home to what is now the oldest surf contest in the world. Laguna Beach is also home to West Beach, a popular spot with the gay community. Set a little way south of the town the beach here has only the most basic of amenities, but an abundance of natural charm.

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Laguna Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Clear sky 18°C / 64°F
Tue 28th
Fair 20°C / 68°F
Wed 29th
Clear sky 16°C / 61°F
Thu 30th
Fair 17°C / 63°F
Fri 31st
Partly cloudy 18°C / 64°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 20°C / 68°F

5 Day Laguna Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Laguna Beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
    13:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 6mph
    19:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 9mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:36am (2.02m)
    High 10:36am (4.90m)
    Low 5:32pm (0.14m)
    Daylight
    First light06:24
    Sunrise06:50
    Sunset17:17
    Dark17:43
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 9mph
    13:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
    19:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 8mph
    Tide times
    High 12:06am (3.93m)
    Low 5:20am (2.10m)
    High 11:11am (4.35m)
    Low 6:00pm (0.59m)
    Daylight
    First light06:23
    Sunrise06:49
    Sunset17:18
    Dark17:44
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
    13:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 10mph
    19:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    High 12:43am (3.96m)
    Low 6:16am (2.18m)
    High 11:52am (3.74m)
    Low 6:28pm (1.05m)
    Daylight
    First light06:23
    Sunrise06:49
    Sunset17:19
    Dark17:45
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 4mph
    13:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 3mph
    19:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
    Tide times
    High 1:24am (4.03m)
    Low 7:35am (2.17m)
    High 12:50pm (3.11m)
    Low 6:58pm (1.51m)
    Daylight
    First light06:22
    Sunrise06:48
    Sunset17:20
    Dark17:46
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 3mph
    13:00 2ft 17s  °  ° 4mph
    19:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 12mph
    Tide times
    High 2:13am (4.14m)
    Low 9:27am (1.93m)
    High 2:38pm (2.60m)
    Low 7:36pm (1.94m)
    Daylight
    First light06:21
    Sunrise06:47
    Sunset17:21
    Dark17:47
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
    13:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 3mph
    19:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 13mph
    Tide times
    High 3:09am (4.33m)
    Low 11:05am (1.40m)
    High 5:11pm (2.54m)
    Low 8:41pm (2.29m)
    Daylight
    First light06:21
    Sunrise06:47
    Sunset17:22
    Dark17:48

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