Laguna Beach, California
Activity: Exploring, rock scrambling
Date: June 24, 2019
Laguna Beach is a very special place so much to do, see and enjoy. Lots of fun shops, restaurants and things to do. But my favorite thing to do is to go to the beach. Laguna has so many fabulous beaches it is hard to choose which one to explore and that is the fun of it. Another outing, another beach, cove, or tide pool.
Parking in Laguna in the summer is difficult, to say the least, and the city makes a living on parking tickets so you are forewarned. No matter when you go through town there is always traffic. So a special tip is to park where you can and then take the free Trolley.
The Trolley is fun, open air, has lots of pickup spots, and did I mention FREE?
We parked North of famous Hessler Park, which by the way, is one of my favorite places anywhere, walked through part of the park and then took the Trolley through town. The bus drivers, as this is really a bus that looks like a Trolley, are friendly and informative. We got off at Moss Point.
There is an historic mansion there and a plaque about it really being like the first Western White House, but beyond looking through the gate at how the other half lived not a lot to see.
Once you ramble down the street and take the staircase down you spy a lovely cove with a little beach and a lifeguard stand. There are rocks to the left that we took out to the point. It was a heavy June Gloom marine layer, but even that was delightful. There is an arch to go through and a wonderful vista looking south with coastline filled with mansions with views that we can experience as well, but from the rocks.
Moss Point- simply delightful, and a good place for snorkeling and scuba.