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LAGUNA’S HIDDEN HISTORIES: Main Beach Tower
Posted on 2015-10-09

LAGUNA’S HIDDEN HISTORIES: Main Beach Tower


LAGUNA’S HIDDEN HISTORIES: Do you know how the Main Beach Lifeguard Tower crossed PCH to its permanent home on Main Beach in 1937? The Lifeguard Tower at Main Beach may be the most photographed public building in Laguna Beach. Both quaint and functional, the hexagon-shaped structure is one of this community’s treasures, residents say. It’s a landmark and has been the subject of many postcards and many paintings. The landmark was once part of a gas station at Broadway and Coast Highway. In the 1920s, horse power was used to move the structure to the beach...Continue

Orcas in Laguna!
Posted on 2015-10-09

Orcas in Laguna!


A stand-up paddleboarder got a killer view of a pod of orca whales that swam under his board off the coast of Laguna Beach, California. My dream of seeing Orcas (aka killer whales) recently came true. Watch as a friendly pod of 5 orcas interacts with me on my paddle board. This was filmed with my GoPro off the coast of Laguna Beach California. You’ll see the whales come directly under my board twice. This was an amazing, magical afternoon...Continue

Victoria Beach Pirate Tower
Posted on 2015-09-22

Victoria Beach Pirate Tower


Everyone loves a good pirate story, what could be better? How about a pirate adventure during your next Laguna Beach vacation? Our journey begins at Victoria Beach, one of Orange County’s most secluded public beaches. Once you make it to Laguna Beach, find Victoria Dr. and follow it towards the ocean during low tide. You’ll find a tiny beach enclosed by rocky cliffs at both ends. Look for a narrow concrete stairway with a steep slope that will take you down to the beach. Once on the beach, walk past the beach’s north end at low tide, and you’ll find a small cove...Continue

Laguna Art Museum
Posted on 2015-09-15

Laguna Art Museum


If you’re looking for something to do indoors for a few hours during your next Laguna Beach vacation, the Laguna Art Museum may be the perfect diversion. You’ll see works from California artists, and works that express the life and history of the state. You’ll find pieces that range across many different styles, nineteenth-century to present-day. Originally known as the Laguna Beach Art Association, formed by local artists in 1918, its first members where local artists meeting to show their works...Continue

Free Laguna Beach Trolley
Posted on 2015-09-07

Free Laguna Beach Trolley


Here’s something you’ll want to know for your next Laguna Beach vacation… The City of Laguna Beach operates its own transit system to meet the transportation needs of residents and visitors alike, and to reduce the number of automobiles on our streets. You won’t need a rental car, because you can scoot around town on our free weekend trolley. It makes getting to and from the various spots on our beach fast and easy. It’s also great if you’re enjoying our bars, because you won’t need a designated driver...Continue