Laguna Beach Guide

Laguna Beach Guide
Going coastal while sharing some of LB’s best beaches.

After being hounded by my friends & insta followers.. I have finally taken the time to spill the adventures I go on in Laguna! I’ll tell you my go to beaches, the best part about them, & some secret spots that make Laguna an unforgettable beach haven.


Victoria Beach
This beach is rare find that took my friends and I by surprise! Of course, we love tanning and swimming in the ocean, but sometimes you want to change up the usual routine. Victoria Beach offers something that I have never seen before – a man made pool right on the shore that is filled with salt water! Not only is it gorgeous, but its so fun to relax in with its sandy bottom and cascading waterfalls on the edge.
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Next to the pool, is an awesome abandoned lighthouse that locals call Pirate Tower. The entrance to the tower is closed off for safety reasons, however with its rusted over exterior and treasure island feels, it’s still a cool landmark to see in the distance!
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** Tip: To get to the pool, you have to go to the right of the beach access entrance towards the cliffs. It will say “Road Closed” so channel your inner rebel and ignore the sign and you’ll find the pool a  few feet away from you.
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Montage Beach
Montage is a real BEAUT! Tropical vegetation, resort feels, and prime snorkeling give Montage the name of beach luxury. Any which way you turn, you will be constantly surrounded by gorgeous views!
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The relaxed and resort-like feel that Montage provides is what keeps me coming back. If only there were cute cabanas and maybe a bar filled with endless pina coladas… then I truly would never have a reason to leave!
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Also, don’t forget your snorkel gear! I found this one of the best spots to snorkel because the waves are not as rough given the beach is protected by a cove. So once your done bronzing, take a little snorkel break and see why tons of Girabaldi fish call Montage home.
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Table Rock Beach
This beach holds a special place in my heart. Table Rock was the first beach that introduced me to the OC coast & ever since that visit I became a woman possessed! So many characteristics of this beach just kept me coming back for more! & also made the hour and half drive TOTALLY WORTH IT!
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Crystal clear water, a secret cove, cliff jumping, & a cave (with the best lighting ever for pics!) are all what Table Rock beach has to offer. However, even with all that said… not all of these things are accessible to people when the lifeguard is there.
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If you want to cliff jump & see the secret cove then early mornings are the only time to insure these activities (since the lifeguard won’t be there). Cliff jumping is dangerous for obvious reasons… there could be rocks a the bottom that aren’t visible, the waves could push you to the edge of the cliff etc. However, if you are cautious and wary of your surroundings then this is definitely a thrilling experience. I only cliff jumped once at Table Rock (didn’t want to push my luck), but it will be a memory I will have forever.
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As for the secret cove– it is hidden right behind a rock formation that is at the end of the beach. Life guards will not let you climb over to the cove (fun-suckers), but they will let you swim to it. Since I prefer taking all my beach essentials with me like towel, drinks, & go pro… I always opted for going early to make sure I could climb over without getting caught. However, swimming to the cove is a quick 5 minutes, and really no trouble at all (if you are okay with leaving your stuff unattended at the beach).
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Be prepared though, once you make your way to the cove it’s going to be hard to leave. It is so beautiful, private, and feels as if you have time warped to a island oasis. When the tide is low you can even walk into a cave that is nuzzled to the left that leads you to a Thousands Steps Beach. It is definitely a sight worth seeing!
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xx Shay

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