Bird Rock Beach, Laguna Beach

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Bird Rock Beach, Laguna Beach
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Around the corner from Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach is Bird Rock Beach, a place of delightful rock pools. You climb the stairs down to it from Heisler Park, near the beautiful gazebo with twisty log railing that sits on a rocky edge above the beach. Once you arrive at the sand, your kids will bolt straight for the rock pools where they will find periwinkles clinging to the rocks, crabs running sideways, and all manner of exciting things. Waves splash up and fill the pools, providing an ever-changing play scene. You can enjoy the views of the cliffs above with their tropical plants and flowers, the sparkling sea, the surfers zooming by, and the adorable bird rock jutting out of the sea. Watch the pelicans and cormorants making trouble on the rocks. 

Rockpile Beach is the beach directly north.
After, walk along Main Beach past happy families building sand castles. Basketball courts with a view sit just back from the beach. There is a playground and pleasant grassy lawn behind the sand. Another wonderful time awaits you in Laguna Beach town, where you can explore enchanting alleys and admire the pretty architecture and trees of every shape and color.
In fall you are more likely to get a sunny day. In May-July, the mornings can be foggy but clear a few hours later.

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Surfers riding the waves.

Looking down at the sand from Heisler Park.

The sweet coves.

Families playing on the beach.

Purple flowers above the beach.

Rock pools, and surfers in the distance.

Bird Rock.

A stand-up paddler.

Bird Rock Beach sign.


Bird Rock Beach is located around the corner from Main Beach, below the gazebo at Heisler Park. You can park along the road on Laguna Canyon Rd if you come early enough in the day, and then walk up the staircase to Heisler Park. Or park at Heisler Park in one of two parking lots- the address is 375 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.


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