Laguna Beach-West Street Beach

Laguna Beach, California

West Street Beach is near, but not synonymous with, Thousand Steps Beach and the beach at Aliso Creek. Some consider this a gay beach, but it is actually enjoyed by everyone, including families.
There is a steep staircase coming down, but the beach is clean, and the water is wonderful and clear. It is a private beach and can look secluded at times, but can also be very crowded depending on the time.
There are two lifeguard stations on each end of the beach. You can go diving here. There are small, rocky, tidepool areas on the south side. Parking is in the residential area, or on PCH. Even on a busy day, parking isn't that bad because most people don't go that far south.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
20°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Laguna Beach-West Street Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Laguna Beach-West Street Beach

Laguna Beach, California

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
20°C
Mostly clear

West Street Beach is near, but not synonymous with, Thousand Steps Beach and the beach at Aliso Creek. Some consider this a gay beach, but it is actually enjoyed by everyone, including families.
There is a steep staircase coming down, but the beach is clean, and the water is wonderful and clear. It is a private beach and can look secluded at times, but can also be very crowded depending on the time.
There are two lifeguard stations on each end of the beach. You can go diving here. There are small, rocky, tidepool areas on the south side. Parking is in the residential area, or on PCH. Even on a busy day, parking isn't that bad because most people don't go that far south.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Laguna Beach-West Street Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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