Crescent Bay Beach Laguna Beach Beaches

Laguna Beach, Calif--Crescent Bay is a large cove about 1/4 mile in length. It is located in the north end of Laguna where Cliff Drive intercepts North Pacific Coast Highway. The beach is a sandy stretch with rocky areas at the north and south ends. Off the north point there is a large rock about 120 yards off shore called Seal Rock because of the seals and sea lions that take refuge there. Swimmers and kayakers are not allowed on the rock and should stay away from any marine mammals in the area. Crescent Bay Beach in Laguna Beach includes Sand beaches and rock formations


Popular activities are skim boarding, skin and scuba diving, surf and rock fishing, body surfing, body boarding, tide pooling, and numerous other beach games. Crescent Bay is a popular beach and crowds of 2,000-4,000 are not uncommon..


The surf at Crescent Bay is a strong shorebreak that can get as large as 12-15 feet. There are also numerous rip currents that can be present depending on the conditions. Because of these factors, this can be a dangerous place to enter the water. As with any beach, ones ocean experience level and the conditions should dictate whether or not an individual should enter the water.

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