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Location: Coast Highway, opposite 9th Avenue, South Laguna.

Description: This short stretch of sandy beach is reached by a long stairway from the top of the bluff.

Activities: Skim-boarding, swimming and fishing are popular pastimes.

Facilities: Lifeguards; restrooms with showers.

Rules: Dogs, fires not allowed on the beach.

Hours: Daily, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fee: None.

Parking: Metered parking available on bluff-top streets.

Mass transit: OCTD Route 1.

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