Aliso Beach Park

A female jogger runs along the shoreline at Aliso Beach.
Aliso Beach
Park
31131 S. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92652


Phone: 949-923-2280

Email: SouthCountyBeaches.Ops@OCParks.com

Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Printable Map

Parking: $1/hour at pay kiosk. Additional parking available via pedestrian tunnel on east side of Pacific Coast Highway.

Beach Safety Information from OC Lifeguards

Dogs: June 15 to Sept. 10 dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

 

Southern California is known for its water sports and Aliso Beach Park is no exception. Swimming, surfing, skimboarding and skin diving take place in the waters off Aliso Beach. Sunbathing, tidepool exploration (look but don't touch) and sand castle building are also beach related activities.

Six fire pits (first come, first served)

Playground/tot lot

Food concession

Restrooms/showers

No fishing or taking of marine life

History

Aliso Creek, its surrounding salt marshes, and the overlooking coastal mountains were all once formidable barriers to travel. This area acted as a boundary between the two major Indian tribes. To the south the Juanenos made their home, while to the north the Gabrieleno tribes were found.

Transportation across this area was made easier when a Mr. Thurston, one of Laguna's early pioneers, created the Aliso Canyon Wagon Trail and the Old Coast Wagon Trail. Along these roads came many camping enthusiasts from inland Orange and Riverside Counties. Aliso Beach became a popular stopping place. The County of Orange has owned portions of Aliso Beach since 1949. Parking facilities, restrooms and lifeguard services were soon installed. A 600-foot, diamond-shaped pier was built in the early 1970s, but later removed due to storm damage in 1998.

June 20, 2019 
No Fireworks in County Parks

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All fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, are prohibited in County parks.

Regional parks are expected to be very busy July 4, and parking fees at most regional parks will be $7.

A list of professional fireworks displays, including one at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, is available on the Orange County Fire Authority website.


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