Brooks Street Beach, Laguna Beach, CA Beach Information
Laguna Beach -- Brooks Street Beach is a surfing
beach and is not intended for those wanting to swim or body board.
Situated between Oak and Cress Street beaches on the south side of Main
Beach and downtown shops, the beaches in this region appear to be wide open
with few, if any visible rock formations. The entire bottom of Brooks Street
Beach is a rocky reef with rock exposure during low tides, however.
Surfing can't be finer than this surfing enclave of Laguna. The heart of
surfing culture is two beaches north at Thalia Street Beach, and also at Oak
Street. For surfing gear, Thalia Street and PCH corner has a home-bred
surfing supply store selling surfboards, wax, wetsuits and surf fashion
apparel at Thalia Street Surf Shop. Of course there are many other surfing
shops in town, so you can shop around for the best deals.
Extreme caution should be used when
entering or exiting the water at Brook's Street Beach. Like most Laguna
beaches, you must descend a set of steps to reach the beach. These beaches
aren't accessible to many handicap individuals with ambulatory disabilities,
but because of the locations with little or no direct parking, and the sheer
number of such beaches in Laguna (over 20), it seems unlikely that they ever
will become huge beaches for attendance. Most are susceptible to tides, as
well. Wheelchair bound people are best off at Treasure Island Beach near
Montage Resort, or Main Beach.
When looking out to the blue-green
Pacific Ocean and blue sky, the Brooks Street Beach setting is very inviting
and relaxing, and makes for good photos as seen above. The woman is taking a
picture of herself with the ocean in the background.
As for surfers, a solid south swell can generate some long lefts that start breaking all the way out
at Second Reef. For locals wanting to watch, the surfing is great. Tourist
and travelers passing through love to stop and soak up the ambience of