West Street Beach: Laguna Beach
Lots of people know Laguna Beach from the reality TV series of the same name. But Laguna has been a gay hot-spot for decades and was the haunt of many celebrities, including most notably, Rock Husdon. In its heyday, Laguna was hoping with gay bars, gay restaurants and quite a cruisy beach, day and night. Laguna is still a great place to visit for its quaint shops and restaurants and West Street is still a “gay” beach, but the hordes of hot men have mostly gone, along with all but one remaining gay bar. Nonetheless it is a beautiful stretch of coastline and worth a visit. If you go in the water be careful, as there can be a very swift undercurrent and large waves. Parking is all on the street and can be tough during the summer months. Laguna Beach is located on PCH between 133 (Laguna Canyon) and Crown Valley Parkway. You can take either the 5 or 405 fwys to the 133, and continue til it ends at Main Beach Laguna, turn left and continue up PCH to West Street. It’s a long staircase of stairs down the beach.