South Laguna

Residential bliss with secluded coves and elevated luxe

Welcome to South Laguna

Nestled along the picturesque coast, South Laguna offers a tapestry of awe-inspiring beaches and coves, setting it apart as a real treasure. These immaculate stretches of sand are a sanctuary far from the bustling crowds. Coupled with unparalleled hiking trails that promise breathtaking views, South Laguna is a nature lover's daydream. 
On the bright side, South Laguna offers proximity to the charming Dana Point and other jewels of South Orange County.

What to Love

  • Stunning sea views at your doorstep
  • Hidden beaches seldom explored by tourists
  • Generally better value compared to its northern counterpart
  • Annual Victoria Beach Volleyball tournament
  • Less crowded, offering a more emergent vibe

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle here encourages intimacy with the ocean. Nearly every nook and corner of South Laguna allows you to bask in the invigorating sea breeze. While its real estate is slightly gentler on the pocket than North Laguna's, it's no less captivating. The community here also catches the eyes of those who prefer a less crowded yet equally charming coastal living experience.
Three Arch Bay is a gated community par excellence with beach access on Mussel Cove, walled off on both ends by cliffs. Homes are located atop high bluffs, offering wondrous views of the Pacific Ocean. Residents can access the beach via three stairways. Two miles to the north, Aliso Beach Park is a family-friendly beach with off-street parking, lifeguards, and a play area for kids. If you want a stunning oceanfront mansion, check out Lagunita, where properties range from about 1,100 square feet to over 7,000 square feet.

Dining and Entertainment

When satiating your culinary desires, AhbA is a master at offering an inviting ambiance accompanying food to write home about. You're not just dining; you're participating in a gastronomic journey that captivates all senses. AhbA has a relaxed, casual ambiance that is incredibly popular with the locals thanks to its delicious menu. 
The elusive allure of Helen’s (speakeasy) is hard to ignore. The moment you step in, you are welcomed into an enigmatic world of artisanal cocktails and 1920s glam. Whether it's a date night or an evening to unwind, the place promises an unforgettable experience of mystery and sophistication.
For a lively night out with robust flavors, look no further than Coyote Grill. The atmosphere pulses with vivacity, complemented by a service that stands out for its congeniality. Add to that a bar that resonates with the tunes of live music, and you've got yourself an impeccable night out. Coyote Grill has been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily since 1989 and is popular with the locals thanks to its addicting Baja-style Mexican food. 
Another culinary experience worth mentioning is Starfish, where every bite is an ode to the ocean. The setting is plush and comfortable, and the drink menu is a cherry on top of an irresistible dining experience.

Things to Do

Among the myriad activities, a visit to Montage stands prominent. It's not just another resort; it's counted among California's finest, offering a haven of luxury and scenic beauty. Montage is the go-to place for a spa day, a five-star dinner by the ocean, or to meet up with friends in the lobby for cocktails, coffee, or snacks before a night out elsewhere. Filled with couches and jaw-dropping views of the beach, ocean, and coastline (as well as the resort itself), the lobby at the Montage is a destination in and of itself. 
For the art enthusiast, the Sawdust Art Festival and Pageant of the Masters are cultural feasts you don't want to miss. These annual events attract artisans and art lovers alike, offering an eclectic range of art forms that showcase the creative brilliance that the area is known for.


Laguna Beach Unified School District operates public schools local to South Laguna and is the No. 1 ranked school district in Orange County. Students may attend:
  • El Morro Elementary
  • Top of the World Elementary
  • Thurston Middle School
  • Laguna Beach High School

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Overview for South Laguna, CA

917 people live in South Laguna, where the median age is 54 and the average individual income is $128,111. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for South Laguna, CA

South Laguna has 381 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Laguna do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 917 people call South Laguna home. The population density is 24,989.999 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around South Laguna, CA

There's plenty to do around South Laguna, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Haus Of Wellness, Dan Newberry Fit, and Studio Barre San Juan Capistrano.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 4.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 47 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.22 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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