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The Spectrum – A Beach Getaway

Enjoy art, waves and adventure in Laguna Beach

By Kathleen Curry and Geoff Griffin

July 30, 2013
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Above the sand
Whether you make it to Laguna during the festivals or not, the beach is there year-round, and there are a number of accommodations that offer rooms that overlook the ocean. The Surf and Sand Resort (www.surfandsandresort.com, 1555 S. Coast Highway, 949-497-4477) sits just yards from the crashing waves, which you can hear and see from the balcony of the rooms sitting right above the water. The resort’s motto is, “Our best asset is our loudest asset,” and they even provide earplugs should you find the waves too loud when trying to sleep. However, many people find the sound of the ocean soothing, so much so that they buy recordings of the sounds of waves to help lull them to sleep. At Surf and Sand, the soundtrack is right outside your window. The resort also has direct access to the beach, where they’ll set you up with a beach chair and drink or you can simply lounge around the pool area, which also directly overlooks the beach. Another option is to stop by the on-site Aquaterra Spa, where the packages start at Toe in the Water, move to Waist Deep, continue to Full Plunge and top out at Beach Pro.