Surf and Sand Resort Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, California, United States of America

At a Glance

  • One of the few Orange County hotels with incredible beach access

  • Intimate boutique-feel with excellent service

  • Watch the surfers and whales go by from your balcony

  • Stroll into Laguna for cocktails or dinner and leave the car behind

  • There is no better place to learn to surf or paddle board

  • Perfect for a 2 night stop on route to San Diego or for a week long beach break

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Laguna Beach has a year-round climate. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

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Insider's View

Like California in the movies, Laguna beach is all about picture perfect surf, beach life and a live-and-let live attitude. Of all of the OC, Laguna is the most laid-back and small coves and secluded beaches are not too hard to find.

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Surf & Sand Resort lies on California's Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet pristine sand. Laguna s California with its azure waters dotted with surfers, coves and tide pools and sunset cocktails.

All 151 guest rooms and 16 suites at Surf & Sand command spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort also houses Splashes Restaurant, featuring a Mediterranean-inspired coastal menu by Executive Chef Michael Reyes and the intimate Aquaterra Spa and fitness center.

Laguna is picture-perfect California, endless surf and sand, oceanfront bluffs, and a distinct downtown of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and surf shops. Renowned for its long history as a center for the arts, and public art sculptures, festivals and gallery nights give the area an artistic feel. While Laguna Beach gets busy on the weekend, move away from Main Beach to secret beaches like Treasure Island and Woods Cove and you'll find an un-crowded spot. With a premium view of the beach, the swimming pool at Surf and Sand with its impeccable pool-side service is also a favorite place to spend the day.

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Surf & Sand Resort features 167 guest rooms, including 13 suites and three penthouses that are perched directly above the sea so guests are never far from the sound of the sea. Part of a recent renovation, guest rooms and suites have been refreshed with a new California coastal design that’s both timeless and elegant. A palette of ocean colors can be seen in textiles and custom furnishings. Original artwork, luxurious linens and new modern lighting provide contemporary comforts, while private furnished balconies make the most of beach views.


Surf and Sand does not have it's own children's club but is incredibly popular with families who return year after year. There are a limited number of connecting rooms on offer for families so early reservations are recommended. As one of the smaller hotels in Laguna, Sand and Surf has a really intimate feel that makes it a favorite for families on vacation in Laguna.


Surf & Sand Resort has a dedicated staff ready to make every guests’ experience an unforgettable one. Providing a professional concierge service to help organize activities in the area, on-site valet parking and beach and pool concierge.

Aquaterra Spa provides an oceanfront oasis where guests relax with personalized spa treatments designed by passionate practitioners. As the winds change throughout the seasons, they bring with them a difference in the weather and the tides – choosing ingredients to create perfect combinations in our signature blends. Indulge in a wide variety of treatments including customized massages, skincare, seasonal body treatments, couple's rituals, in-room bath rituals, waxing and nail care services.

The hotel also offers a small but fully equipped gym for guest use with towels and water provided.


The hotel features a fabulous beach front pool deck and swimming pool that's a haven for a day on the beach, a gathering spot for oceanfront cocktails and for watching the sunset. Featuring new modern cabanas, cosy chaise lounges and a poolside bar and scenic tile murals by a local artist, the pool deck provides everything you need for a day down the beach in style.

The resort’s signature restaurant Splashes is playground to a talented culinary team specializing in the Mediterranean-and Coastal-inspired dishes. The menu is seasonal and ingredients always fresh. Roasted beets with marinated pears, blue cheese and watercress; spring garlic ravioli; and delicately seared scallops with faro risotto are just a few enticing seasonal favorites and the view is heavenly.

Splashes Bar is an all-time popular venue for its prime location on the sand, Splashes Bar is an ideal spot for cocktails and light fare and 15fiftyFive is perfect for watching the sunset or enjoying cocktails around a fire. The outdoor lounge features classic and modern cocktails and seasonal specials such as tacos, tacos, tacos and microbrews.


Whether guests are looking for total relaxation or a family adventure, from Laguna try surfing & body boarding, stand up paddle lessons, walking and jogging on the beach, enjoy Laguna's many boutiques & galleries and art festivals as well as restaurants and bars from which to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Nearby Dana Point offers abundant southern California events opportunities for sailing, sport fishing, jet-skiing and whale and dolphin watching (May to October).

Visit Orange County's ritziest beach community down at Newport Beach and Balboa Island just 30 minutes away or go to the original surfing community Huntington Beach, home to surf star Kelly Slater and huge big wave competitions. Nearby Mission San Juan Capistrano features 10 acres of gardens, fountains and historic structures and the Temecula Valley Wine Region features over 35,000 acres of rolling hills and vineyards plus 30+ wineries open their doors for tours and tastings.

For the children, you can also drive to Disneyland in Anaheim or San Diego's famous Seaworld in around just an hour and a half.


  • Catch a Baseball Game

    Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.

  • Sailing on America's Cup Yacht

    Get out on the water on one of America's most iconic sailing yachts. Stars and Stripes competed in the prestigious America's Cup event in 92' and is still thrilling guests with exciting and interactive public sails.

  • Universal Hollywood VIP Experience

    Star treatment awaits the fortunate few on this exclusive guided behind-the-scenes tour, revealing world class production facilities & movie sets normally closed to the public and enjoying front-of-line access to all rides, attractions & gourmet lunch.

  • Warner Bros. Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour

    Warner Bros takes you “into-the-scenes” of your favorite shows at the world’s busiest motion picture and TV studio. From Batman to Argo, to The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the studio will show you how the magic is made. The tour is 3 hours for 8yrs+.

Location & directions

Laguna Beach, California, United States of America

Set on the beach, with sweeping Pacific Ocean views, Surf and Sand is located between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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