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About Totuava Beach in Laguna Beach, California

Totuava Beach is a locally-known cove between Thousand Steps Beach and Table Rock Beach in Laguna Beach, California. Location reference points along South Coast Highway are the Laguna Lido condos at the north end of the beach and Circle Drive at the south end. This is a wonderful beach that not many people get to discover and is considered one of the best hidden beaches of California.

There are many homes and a condo building on this cove, but there is currently no direct public access except from adjacent beaches. The California Coastal Commission is tracking a permit to build an access stairway at the address 31831 Coast Highway, but it has yet to be built.

Currently the best way to access Totuava Beach is by walking around a rocky point at the north end of Thousand Steps Beach (that beach access is at 9th Avenue). There is also a low rock arch that can be crawled through to get to Totuava. Both of these options (the tunnel and going around the point) require the tide to be out far enough to allow safe passage. One more option is at the south end of Table Rock Beach where another rock arch connects to Totuava, but this access is harder to reach and requires an even lower tide for safe access. No matter how you get here, don’t get trapped at the beach as the tide comes in.

The beach here is wide and sandy and beautiful with rocks in the surf at both ends and in the center of the cove. Totuava Beach is truly a hidden gem along the Orange County coast. It’s worth consulting tide charts to plan your visit.

Coast Hwy & 9th Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Other Names
Laguna Lido Beach, Tortuava
City Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free street parking at 9th Ave
Sunbathing, Beach Exploration
Rock Arches, No Facilities
Map of Totuava Beach
Laguna Niguel, US
10:23 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 67°F
L: 61° H: 67°
Feels like 66.7 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 5.68
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:40 am
Sunset: 8:03 pm
Humidity 80 %
Pressure1005 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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