If you want to avoid the crowded Southern California beaches this Summer, just head on over to this little hidden gem in Laguna Beach. And if you are lucky, Rapunzel might let down her hair and invite you up to her tower. PCH turn off at Cliff Drive. Go to point on left side of beach at low tide. Decorative spillway arrayed along one of three paths leading away from Founders' Hall. A snug little cave hidden on Laguna's coastline. #green #orangecounty #lagunabeach #beach #california Lilies in commemorative plaza. This is a iconc spot in Laguna Beach due to the Pirates Tower. Makes for a great photo. And a great beach just to visit and take in the views #BVSTrove Fiery Skipper foraging on Beach Coreopsis You don't have to stay at this fabulous hotel to enjoy its beauty. It's become a Christmas tradition for my husband and I to just go have a drink in the lobby, have a bite to eat, and then sit outside and enjoy this amazing view. My favorite California beach. Beautiful beach hidden away on Laguna beach. Laguna isn't a big place, so you can't miss the main beach right as you come into town - a gorgeous place to spend an evening. Beautiful sunset at Laguna Beach, California Walking along Laguna Beach coastline. So many things to discover! #green Laguna was a dream 💚 Detail from one of the lily ponds
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] #come hangout in caves! There is a private walk to the side on the main beach entrance. Once you walk down this is what you see... I love this hidden place. Watch where you step... The coasts of California are beautiful. Make a stop at the Pirate Tower at low tide and the rocky coastline gives you endless opportunities to explore & capture the rushing waves crashing against the rocks.
#BvSWater #ocean While traversing the hilly streets of this neighborhood I came across this vintage bike next to a worn garden gate and it caught my eye. The University maintains a wide variety of flora via its agricultural/horticultural department. The results of their efforts are arranged and displayed throughout the grounds.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] #goldenhour at Laguna Beach California. One of my favorite states in the USA to take photos #beachbound At the north end of Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach CA is an old staircase built in the 20's designed to look like a castle tower. Take the public access stairs at Victoria and Sunset Terrace, and go right at the bottom. You'll have to climb over some rocks so sneakers are advised, plus go at low tide to avoid the waves. It's a short easy walk and worth the view! The attention to detail in the gardens surrounding the Aetheneum will make you shake your head in wonder.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] #green moss highlights the beautiful blue ocean of Laguna beach in spring . If you've never been here make the trip. You need to park on the road and walk over. Victoria Beach. Laguna. Just a lovely October afternoon on a beach. Stop in hwy 1 for lunch at #madisonsquaregarden and enjoy funky setting, some interaction with the owner and smoked salmon egg Benedict. Have to see it for yourself. Spectacular #beach filming location of the movie Savages. Best So Cal beach
#beaches And, of course, there are all kinds of birds and insects everywhere you look.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Clock in the lobby of the Founders Hall.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Sunset All are welcome here, though private events held on the grounds are restricted to the contracting party. This father and child were attending a wedding, something which may or may not have mattered to the little girl dancing her way down the plaza.
If you are ever in Orange County and have a free weekend day to spend any way you'd like, you might consider a trip up Wood Canyon and a little hilltop enclosure at the crest of the ridge.
It's a magical place, set apart from the rush and the worry of our time. You'll need to leave eventually, that's a fact, but take your time and linger.
You'll be glad you did. Use the dirt path for a 20 second walk to a beautiful cliff. Careful at the cliffs edge there is no fence #green Beautiful walkway with gorgeous ocean views  Maybe 30 minutes to walk to such a beautiful spot. #green #lagunabeach #california #orangecounty Tide pools at fishermans cove. PCH and Cliff drive, go down to the beach and go left to the point. Go at low tide or else you'll get trapped out there! #beachbound Laguna Beach Palms at Sunset #golden hour This is a beautiful place and it's hard to find. Park on the road its close by! The waves crashing on the shores and jagged rocks of Cress Street Beach, a popular surfing spot for Laguna Beach locals.
#beach
#beachbound
#Laguna
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#lifeatexpedia Another one of Laguna's cove. Parking is dependent on time. This is down the street from many shops and food places. I realized after 40 years that I should start exploring new beaches in SoCal every year like I do in Hawaii (Oahu & Maui) last June we stopped in a few spots in Laguna Beach. The water here is so clear and the cove is beautiful. One of two gazebos on the grounds which surround the Aetheneum. Wood Canyon is visible in the background.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] The courtyard of the Aetheneum is lined with arches and colonnades, much as you would expect to find in a European abbey or palazzo from the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] My husband's first time in the Sea Cave at 1,000 steps, Laguna Beach. This is now one of our fav spots. • #Laguna #Beach #Cave Best outdoor stair workout around, leading to a gorgeous beach One of my favorite places to go appreciate nature. ☺️#laguna #calisunset Historic tower located on the beach that's actually a staircase for the cliff-side home. Treasure Beach, Laguna Beach
The most gorgeous beach I have never seen #beachbound This beach is so peaceful and serene.
#beaches A little Ghibli path found in a neighborhood in Laguna. I wonder what kind of creatures live down the way. #beach #hangout Finished the morning at Heisler Park. Textures. Floating seaweed on water, processed using instagram. #beach One of my favorite California beaches, 1000 steps, named for the steep long stair case that drops off the Pacific Coast Highway, giving access to a beautiful stretch of sun and sand. #beach #golden hour I love a textured beach. Nothing as beautiful as Mother Nature
#beach Beautiful place to hike and explore Sunsets and silhouettes Nothing like a beautiful sunset to wind down the day. This at Woods Cove, amazing place to watch sunsets Detail from the fountain in the central plaza.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Wood Canyon as seen from the rear gardens of the Aetheneum.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] In a place dedicated to thought, there is little need for earthly pleasure. Either that or there are fewer people who know how to repair the earthly pleasures when they break down.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Another beautiful view along the Heisler Park walkway The stairs that lead back to PCH The end of the walk on the beach Adventure in Laguna Beach. #green This place is a little hard to find, but well worth it! (Note to newbies: it's across from the hospital, and on the weekend you can pay $5 and park in the hospital parking lot.) The architecture above the beach on the cliffs is fascinating. And the beach is not as crowded as some of the others in the area. Also, it's only 250 steps, not 1000. 🙂 Enjoy! iPhone 7Plus, Adobe Photoshop Express #california #aquatrove Life guard hut on Laguna Beach, California at #goldenhour
Beautiful sunset at the surf and sand resort. Great way to spend 4th of July One last snap shot before dinner
#beachsunsets Heisler Park has a beautiful walking trail along the coast line Suns up time for breakfast Tide pool closeup What I like to call #beach One of the most beautiful beach areas in the world, Laguna Beach. #beachbound Romantic stairs on beach Near the student center is a plaza consisting of a series of artificial lily ponds. The plaza itself is situated between halls named for Linus Pauling and Mahatma Gandhi.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Soka University is probably the best-kept secret in all of Orange County, and probably all of California itself. You mention it to the locals and they just give you blank stares.
But it is the kind of place that will stick in your memory for the rest of your life. The grounds of the campus are situated at the ridge between Aliso and Wood Canyons, and command a view of the area that can only be described as staggeringly beautiful.
To say those canyons have competition from the scenery inside the grounds is to make the understatement of this young century.
Established just fifteen short years ago, the university seems to have spared no expense to build a campus worthy of its purpose. Here, you will find a delicate balance of architectural styles - heavily influenced by the very early European Renaissance, but containing elements of post-modernism, classical Greek, medieval Italian and even a hint of Empiric Spain.
But it isn't just a pretty face. The school has been consistently voted best in its treatment of its freshman class. It requires one semester study abroad, and has partnered with universities all over the world to make that a reality.
I'm afraid I didn't do too much looking into the academic side of the house. I was really too overwhelmed by its beauty.
And its calm. Come here on a weekend day and you'll spend most of the time in solitude. This was a welcome change from the parking lot called Highway 1, which took up the bulk of my late afternoon a day earlier.
I could breathe in this place, move from one astounding sight to another and just feel the calm descend over me.
That no-one in Southern California seems to know it exists is almost a comfort, really. It might mean that my second visit, whenever that may happen, will be as blissfully free of the tourist trappings as the first.
Either way, though, I just can't wait to go back.
I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223 Laguna Love visiting Laguna! Picturesque Pacific Ocean Beach on Luxurious Montage property. Situated on 30 acres in the heart of Laguna Beach, the water here is crystal clear and sand is just like silk. Our favorite haunt during summer off Pacific Coast Highway 1, minutes away from home. 🌊🏊🏊‍♀️ Yum! I definitely recommend The Cliff for an amazing meal! Enjoying brunch with a view Dripping Cave trail in Orange County, Ca. About a 4.5 round trip from the parking lot to this cave. Another place I never knew about until recently. I will definitely be coming back to explore some more. #drippingcave #cave #outdoorlife #adventures #hiking #orangecounty Here's what you'll see after hiking down that 1000 steps beach. The entrance to the Aetheneum is through a courtyard at the end of which is a small portico. There are bronze statues to either side of the main entrance. This one appears to the left.
[Note: I've posted a large gallery of shots on my blog, some of which will appear here on Trover. If you're looking for the full set, just follow this link: http://www.shootthesun.com/weblog/?p=2223] Love this run! Whale watching with Captain Dave's Dolphin Safaris is the BEST I've ever experienced. These guys not only know their stuff like no other, but they are the friendliest and coolest people around, and not to mention, southern California is one of the best places in the world, year round, to go whale watching. Here is a Humpback whale with Laguna Beach in the background.
This has to be the most beautiful city park in all of the world. The park runs about 1/2 mile stretch within Laguna Beach, CA.
Another sunrise in which I wanted to capture some sky fire.
#BvsCities Awesome walk down many stairs to this abandoned tower Laguna beach is one of the prettiest beaches In Southern California! One of my favorite spots. Been going to this beach since I was little. I need come back.
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Get an overview of this hotelMotel with free breakfast, near Main Beach Park

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Situated near the beach, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Victoria Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Main Beach Park. Aliso Beach Park and Laguna Art Museum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Property Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has coffee/tea in a common area and spa services. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free beach shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, a microwave in a common area, and conference space.

Room Amenities

All 23 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are standard, as are TVs with cable channels.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Laguna Beach motel also offers an outdoor pool, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Laguna Beach Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free beach shuttle 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Conference space 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 23 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rice cooker 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Hydromassage showerhead 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 5 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per day
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 100 lb)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators
24-hour check-in

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 60.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Inn Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Beach Inn

We should mention

Pool access available from 6 AM to 10 PM.Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the motel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Alcohol is not served at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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