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
#California
#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 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. Never enough beach
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Get an overview of this hotel4-star beach hotel with a full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

Location

Located in Laguna Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Pearl Street Beach and Main Beach Park. Victoria Beach and Aliso Beach Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

At Surf And Sand Resort, catch some rays at the beach, pamper yourself at the full-service spa, or enjoy surfing/boogie boarding.

Room Amenities

All 167 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and comforts like premium bedding and down comforters. Guests will also find patios, iPod docks, and DVD players.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At Surf And Sand Resort, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like surfing/boogie boarding and volleyball.

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Surf And Sand Resort is a smoke-free property.

  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1858 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 20000 
  • Beach towels 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Pay movies 
  • Minibar 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Patio 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10:30 AM.

Splashes - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

Aqua Terra Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Prenatal massage 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 150.00 per stay)
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 25.00 lb)

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
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.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.00 and USD 27.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 150.00 per stay)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Sand Surf
  • Sand Surf Resort
  • Surf & Sand Resort
  • Surf & Sand Resort Laguna Beach
  • Surf Sand Resort Laguna Beach
  • Surf Sand Laguna Beach
  • Surf Sand
  • Surf And Sand Hotel
  • Surf And Sand Resort
  • Surf Sand Hotel
  • The Surf And Sand Hotel Laguna Beach

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

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

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