Laguna Beach Vacation Travel Information
Crescent Bay Beach in Laguna Beach, California
Crescent Bay Beach is a large popular beach in northern Laguna Beach, CA. The main public access is on Cliff Drive one block from where it begins at North Coast Highway (PCH). A long ramp that is signed for “authorized vehicles only” is the best walking path and it lands you at the middle of the cove. Another pathway can be found between homes on Circle Way nearby. Crescent Bay Point Park is above the west side of the beach off Crescent Bay Drive, but there is no beach access from the park.
Whale-watching is popular from the park. Two scuba diving areas called Seal Rock and Dead Man’s Reef are both located offshore from Crescent Bay Beach. Seal Rock is clearly visible with seals and birds atop. Tide pools are exposed at both ends of the cove during low tides. Swimming can be dangerous here because of rip tides. Parking can be a problem in this neighborhood so park on PCH and walk to the beach entrance if necessary.
Cliff Drive and Barranca St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
- Park Name
- Crescent Bay Point Park
- City Beach
- Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Tidepooling, Swimming, Bodyboarding, Bodysurfing, Skimboarding, Whale Watching
- Lifeguard, Restrooms, Showers, Accessible Features, Tide Pools
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on beach 9am to 6pm June 15 to Sept 10. Ok on leash outside of those dates and times