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“Lots going for it”
Review of Aliso Beach Park

Aliso Beach Park
Ranked #10 of 73 things to do in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Long Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lots going for it”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Came here day after the 4th of July. Very scenic mid-sized beach within a pretty cove. It was full of people, which took away from the natural beauty of the cove, but it was thankfully a pretty mellow crowd. Big riptide...got the impression from the lifeguards that it was more severe than normal. As a result, lifeguards didn't want anybody getting anywhere near the huge waves that crashed right next to the waterline. However, everybody was having a blast standing back and then getting blasted after the waves hit as they rocketed up the shoreline...just needed to be careful not to get to close for fear of being pulled out by the backwash. The tide was coming in while we were there. If you arrive while tide is coming in, be careful to look for indications of the high tide line (sand ridge, fields of small rocks, seaweed, etc.). Many folks had their setups suddenly inundated with water when a big wave swept in and pushed up the waterline. Lots of grumbling about cellphones getting wet and items getting swept out to sea. Great food stand right on the beach! Parking lots (there is one across PCH (with a convenient walking tunnel under the road) as well as right next to the beach) were full by noon on a Saturday. Only $1/hr...cheaper than a lot of beaches.

Visited July 2014
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Laguna Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Waves waves waves”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Head for this beach to see the waves a storm will bring to the shore. Sit in your car or walk along the beach wearing a warm jacket and hat. Can't miss the experience to enjoy nature so close at hand.

Visited November 2013
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Lake Forest, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great place to watch skim boarders”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This is a great place to come relax at the beach and watch the skim boarders. Because of the way the waves usually crash close to shore (hence the skim boarders) it isn't the best place for swimming, especially if you have younger children. If you are looking for a nice place to picnic and take in the scenery, this is it.

-Paid parking

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
456 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Laguna's prettiest beach”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This cove in the southern part of Laguna is something special. Nice, gentle surf--pretty sand--metered parking. Great place to idle away the day. No food sources on the beach, but plenty within walking distance.

Visited March 2014
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Knoxville, TN
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great place to go and watch”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The day we came across Aliso Beach Park...it was very overcast and chilly, but that did not stop us from just enjoying the beach for awhile. This park is located in South Laguna and has a large parking area. There are fee machines for parking, but you just pay for the amount of time you are there. The beach is long, with cliffs on one side as well as beautiful houses on either side. There are also bathroom facilities there. As we sat there watching the surf....we enjoyed the seagulls and a lone surfer out in the water. Very relaxing way of spending some time. I am sure we will return when it is warmer and can enjoy the water.

Visited February 2014
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