Laguna Beach is a small coastal resort city in Orange County, on the California coast. Surrounded by hills, Laguna Beach has remained relatively free of urban sprawl and is known for its many art galleries, coves, beaches and palm trees and its commitment to conservation; around 6 miles of Laguna Beach coastline is protected as a marine reserve with another mile designated as a state conservation area. Main Beach features tide pools and a boardwalk leading to the paths and gardens of nearby Heisler Park. Aliso Beach Park is a popular spot with surfers. The waters off Crystal Cove State Park are designated as an underwater park. Trails go through coastal canyons in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
Approximately three million people visit the Laguna Beach area every year, making tourism its number one industry.