The views at sunset from Crescent Bay Park are some of the best you will find anywhere, and located about 120 yards off the shore of Crescent Bay sits Seal Rock, named after the seals and sea lions that often congregate there. You can explore Sea Life in Diver's Cove, which is located next to Picnic Beach, and at the Top of the World/Alta Laguna Par you will find the perfect place to view Laguna Beach's coastline. The Emerald Bay homes for sale are close to Barbara’s Lake which is located in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and it is famous for being Orange County’s only natural lake, and at Aliso Beach Park you can watch a professional Skim-board contest. The Emerald Bay residential market is close to Laguna Beach Dog Park, and the International Art Festival features over 100 international artists. Shaw’s Cove, Diver’s Cove and Treasure Island are the best places to snorkel in the city, and at Main Beach, which is also known as the “Window to the Sea” you can do some of the best people-watching anywhere in a beachfront park located in the heart of downtown Laguna.
The Emerald Bay properties are close to the city-center and the historic lifeguard tower found at Main Beach where you nearly always find people playing volleyball on the sand and find a pick-up game of basketball going on. The tide-pools to the north are always beautiful and Seal Rock a few hundred yard of the shore is a favorite landmark. Every Saturday morning from 8:00 - noon local farmers and merchants set up shop downtown to sell their fresh goods at the Farmer’s Market, and if you are in town visiting, a must-see is St. Francis by the Sea, which is one of the smallest churches in the world. The Emerald Bay real estate market is close to the North Gallery Row where you will find numerous fine and contemporary arts galleries, and the Sawdust Art Festival and the Pageant of the Masters are favorites for tourist and locals alike. The Laguna Art Museum is California’s oldest, and all of the Emerald Bay homes for sale are close to the The Laguna Canyon Winery which offers award-winning wines for tasting.