Laguna Beach, CA
Best for: Surfing, body surfing, body boarding, diving, observing, sun bathing, surfer-admiring
Agate Street Beach is about one block north, or one ultra brief beach stroll north of popular Pearl Street Beach. The main difference between Agate Beach and Pearl Beach is that surfing is allowed at Agate and it's forbidden at Pearl. The same waves that make for good surfing also make for good body boarding and body surfing, but beware, these waters are typically owned by surfers. However, while surfers may dominate they do not have unlimited free reign. June through September surfing is not allowed between the hours of 12pm and 5pm. What does this mean for you non surfers? Have at the waves while the surfers are beached!
Parking:Limited free parking is available for Agate Street Beach on Ocean Way, otherwise there is metered parking on the Coast Highway just a couple blocks walk to the beach.
Access: Agate Street Beach is about a mile from Main Beach downtown. Access to the beach is down cement steps.