One of our favorite beaches to visit is Treasure Island at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. The grounds at the Montage Resort are kept beautifully. The short walk along the coast to get to the stairs that take you down to the beach provides stunning views.
It is especially fun to take the kids to explore the incredible tide pools. It’s always a “must do” when we have friends and family staying from out of town.
The Montage Resort partners with the Laguna Ocean Foundation to provide tide pool docents to educate the public during low tides and busy weekends or holidays. The docents know where the giant star fish are hiding out and can point out all kinds of colorful sea creatures. It’s always best to check the times for low tide before you go. And, be sure to bring shoes for walking out on the rocky areas (it’s tough on bare feet!)
Getting There: The easiest way to get to the tide pools is to take Montage Resort Drive from PCH. There is a parking structure underneath the highway. The maximum time limit is 3 hours.
We often play at the beach for a few hours then head across PCH to Ruby’s for a hamburger. It makes for a very fun day!
On a side note, the Montage Beach is also a great place to take family photos. If you happen to visit the beach in the late afternoon, you often find many professional photographers on the beach taking family photos. My husband is our “family photographer” and brings his tri-pod along.
My favorites are the candid shots. Those that no one knows you’re taking.