Woods Cove

Surfing and beachside leisure at your fingertips

Welcome to Woods Cove

Nestled between stunning cliffs and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Woods Cove offers an unparalleled lifestyle defined by coastal elegance. This idyllic enclave combines the beauty of multiple surf spots and picturesque beaches with awe-inspiring coastline views. Imagine starting your mornings with the peaceful soundtrack of crashing waves and spending your evenings watching the sun dip below the ocean's horizon — all from the comfort of your home. The scenic charm of Woods Cove creates the perfect backdrop for a life filled with both relaxation and adventure.

What to Love

  • Unbeatable surfing and pristine beaches
  • Breathtaking coastal vistas at every turn
  • Quick strolls to a variety of dining options
  • Easy access to some of the best surfing spots
  • Everything you need, right at your fingertips

Local Lifestyle

Living in Woods Cove is like being on a perpetual vacation, but with the added warmth of a tight-knit community. The neighborhood encourages an active, outdoor lifestyle, perfect for those who find serenity on the surfboard or excitement in a beachside jog. Moreover, the area’s walkability means that delectable restaurants and cozy coffee shops are never more than a short walk away. 
Woods Cove Beach is a sandy cove with rocky outcrops at either end. The cove’s unique geography spans from Lovers Cove (at the beach’s southern end) to a stone arch nicknamed Keystone Arch. During low tides, Keystone Arch transforms into a portal leading to Pearl Street Beach. Near the center of the beach, you can climb a stairway to your beautiful bluff-to residence. (Dogs must be leashed in-season, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 15th to September 10th.)
Whether catching the perfect wave, savoring world-class cuisine, or simply unwinding by the beach, Woods Cove offers a lifestyle many dream of, but few get to experience.

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to wining and dining, Woods Cove impresses even the most discerning palates. Start your evening at the Wine Gallery, an epitome of sophistication where connoisseurs and novices can explore an extensive wine collection in a cozy ambiance. Their meticulous attention to each glass enriches every sip, elevating your experience to an artistic level.
The Seahorse Bar is a local go-to for laid-back luxury. This hidden treasure delights with its intimate setting, inventive cocktails, and savory bites. The staff is equally committed to your experience, ensuring each visit becomes a cherished memory.
For daytime delight, make your way to Woods Cove Beach. This local favorite has crystal-clear waters, golden sand, and breathtaking rock formations. It's not just a beach; it's an experience that invigorates the soul and calms the mind.
And for when you fancy an Italian night or crave a sumptuous sandwich, Wigz and Rumari have you covered. With both eateries dedicated to authentic, mouthwatering fare and enveloping you in inviting atmospheres, you can never go wrong with either choice.

Things to Do

Woods Cove is not just about its natural beauty; the cultural offerings are equally compelling. The Sawdust Art Festival is an annual art celebration that turns the community into a creative wonderland, showcasing local artisans and their unique creations. This fest allows you to buy directly from artists and engage in interactive demos, making it a total artistic immersion.
The Pageant of the Masters is another cultural cornerstone in the area. This world-renowned event breathes life into art, quite literally. Imagine famous artworks recreated by real people in elaborate sets complete with a full orchestra and narration. It's a must-experience spectacle that will leave you amazed.


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 Woods Cove, CA

1,070 people live in Woods Cove, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $105,527. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Woods Cove, CA

Woods Cove has 528 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Woods Cove do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,070 people call Woods Cove home. The population density is 13,939.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Woods Cove, CA

There's plenty to do around Woods Cove, 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 Sip n' Nip Market & Liquor , Fōkus Pilates Studio and Boutique, and Fōkus Pilates Studio and Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.36 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.56 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.7 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.09 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.5 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

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