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.