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Things to Do

Explore Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach, California is a wonderful getaway spot, with a variety of pristine beaches and diverse local attractions close to Manzanita Cottages. There is always something to do here. We are just an hour’s drive from many famous vacation destinations, like Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, and the San Diego Zoo.

Short on ideas? Wondering, “What to do in Orange County?” The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau published a list of the Top 100 Things to Do in Laguna Beach.


Local Beaches

Laguna Beach boasts 9 secluded coves and over 30 beaches with pristine, crystal-clear waters. As the only marine reserve in Southern California, it offers unparalleled opportunities for exploring tide pools, snorkeling amidst abundant sea life, and indulging in various beach activities amidst its stunning natural beauty.

overlook of Laguna Beach, California


Tide Pools

Discover the captivating marine world beneath the waves. Laguna Beach offers exceptional tide pooling opportunities, allowing you to observe a diverse array of sea creatures, from enchanting sea stars to delicate anemones, up close and personal.

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Laguna Beach is home to some of the finest surf spots. While other cities may have more famous breaks, Laguna’s unique landscape of hidden coves where waves break over rock reefs provides endless surf variations and a truly exceptional experience for wave enthusiasts.



Iconic Attractions

While staying at Manzanita Cottages, venture out to nearby iconic attractions. Experience the magic at theme parks like Disneyland, Sea World, Knotts Berry Farm and LEGOLAND. Explore Balboa Island and San Diego Zoo. From enchanting adventures to family fun, there’s something for everyone just a short drive away from Laguna Beach.

Balboa Island


Guided Tours

Laguna Beach offers a diverse range of experiences! Whether you’re interested in stand-up paddling, snorkeling adventures, or indulging in classic culinary delights, local guides and experts are ready to lead you on insider tours to discover Laguna’s hidden gems.

young family paddle boarding

What People Say

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“We had a lovely time at the cottages! We have wanted to stay in laguna beach for a while and we were very thankful to find this hidden gem. It was exactly as described and we are so in love with this little slice of heaven. If you’re looking for a cozy place to stay within walking distance to the beach, this is the place for you!”


“This is my second stay here – I absolutely love it. It’s a great place to hole yourself up and get cozy. It’s also within close proximity to everything you would need so it’s a great jumping off point as well. I will continue to come back to these adorable and charming cottages.”

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“Absolutely gorgeous, like stepping into a collection of fairytale cottages! Immaculate, very comfortable, well stocked kitchen, fully fenced and a very large laundry room rounded out the amenities, plus a communal grill and private BBQ. All within walking distance of downtown Laguna and the beach. Perfect!”