Brooks Street Beach
Broadway turn left heading east on PCH. Brooks street is about a half a
mile down PCH and the third street past the light at Thalia street. Brooks
street is easy to get to once you pass Thalia street. The picture shows
Brooks street and the building that you should look for to mark the right
turn onto the street. You should have plenty of time to get over into the
right hand lane to turn onto Brooks street, unless traffic is extremely
heavy. If you get to the light at Cress street you've gone too far. Turn
down Cress street and take the ally back to Brooks street.
at Brooks Street Beach is very limited as is seen in the picture. Brooks
does have more parking spaces than most of the other beach access streets
in this area. There are parking meters to pay, you feed them 1 quarter for
each 15 minutes and there is a two hour limit before you are supposed to
move your car. There is also an alley way on both sides of Brooks street
and there may also be some parking available there. Please don't park in
someone's driveway though. The Laguna Beach parking enforcement is one of
the fastest and most efficient that I have ever seen. If you park in someone's
driveway or you don't keep the meter fed and your car moved you will get
Access at Brooks Street Beach is via 40 concrete steps down to the beach.
The beach area is very narrow along this section of coast in Laguna Beach.
The picture shows just how high the water can be. The entire beach is covered
as well as the bottom of the stairs. As you can see, be sure that you put
any belongings way up high on the shore if the tide is on the rise. When
I got "hit" by the water I started to wonder if I was going to get back
or be washed away!
at Brooks Street Beach are only some trash cans and the bench area that
are pictured here. The bench does make a nice area to watch those that are
playing in the water. There are NO bathrooms or telephone available at this
Street Beach is a very popular surf area. There are even surf contests that
are held at this beach. You will always find someone in the water here enjoying
the waves that this beach offers. There are some exposed rocks on the far
east side of the beach. Most of the reefs in Laguna Beach run parallel with
the shore. If the waves are small or better yet "non existent" this could
be a great diving opportunity. Just remember that there could be surfers
out there with "HARD" surf boards to get hit by, be careful!