Shaws Cove Snorkeling

The 9th most popular snorkel dive spot in California.

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Northwest of Laguna Beach, the snorkeling at Shaw's Cove is known for the urchins and anemones amongst the rocks. The best snorkeling is along the northern rocky shore.

To reach the Shaws Cove snorkeling from Laguna Beach, start downtown and head north on US1. Turn left on Cliff Drive and continue northwest and park just prior to Crescent Bay. There is no designated parking area but there is free and metered street side parking.

Overall, Shaws Cove is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in California. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Shaws Cove including Crystal Cove State Park, Santa Catalina Island and Divers Cove.


Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Southern California" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Orange County Dive Guide" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Jun.-Sep.

Base Camp:  Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

Article Source:   Best Shaws Cove Snorkeling Review

GPS:  33.545271, -117.799004

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  1/19/2018

ID:  23687

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