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Shaws Cove, Laguna Beach

(4.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • I visited Shaw's Cove whilst on holiday in California and after purchasing a snorkel and mask we decided to give it a go whilst at Shaw's Cove. All I can say is WOW what beautiful and amazing fish we ...  more »
  • A beautiful cove with fine a white sand beach and surrounded by bluffs. access is relatively easy so come early as the beach fills up early. don't forget the sunblock and check for reddening of the sk...  more »
  • This is a nice little beach where you feel like you're on your own little tropical island. There are lots of places to explore on the rocks - we saw several different types of crabs and little tide po...  more »
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  • This cove is super special and very popular. It has all the mystic of Laguna Beach along with the beauty of sand and surf. The rocks are gorgeous and fun to adventure out, over and around. Be sure to take you beach blanket (you will want to stay), some suntan lotion, and your camera. Don't take any of the marine life away with you as this beach is pristine and protected. by cmilton111
  • The location and beach rank way up on the list of beaches, as far as the nature side of things. However, the secret is out :( During the summer and on weekends, it does get crowded. This beach does have a lifeguard during the busy season, but no other amenities (bathrooms, food, etc) Parking is hard, as most of Laguna's "hidden" spots are. This is a great spot when school is on and you don't mind packing things in like a mule ! Do have to deal with about 70 ft of stairs. Also, they do not let canopies over 6x6 on any of the beaches in Laguna. The standard umbrellas are fine. A good spot to scuba and snorkel.
  • Great place to hop in the water and check out some amazing marine life. Or just simply chill on the beach and enjoy the sand and the sun.
  • Water off the rocky shore is very deep and I saw a large whale come a few dozen feet from me. Very cool experience.
  • Go at low tide to view the tide pools. Wear good shoes because the barnacles all over the rocks will tear up your feet. There are steep stairs to get down to the beach.