The annual 4th of July Fireworks Show in Laguna Beach will once again be held at Monument Point, located within the picturesque Heisler Park. During the day, you can choose the ideal spot on the sandy beaches or reserve a spot at one of the numerous restaurants or hotels in the vicinity. As night falls, prepare to be amazed by a vibrant and dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display set against the backdrop of the sparkling blue ocean.
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Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks Show
Where: Monument Point at Heisler Park
Address: 375 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Fireworks Start Time: 9:00 PM
Best Places to Watch
- Heisler Park – Located just north of Main Beach, Heisler Park offers lookout points to enjoy the fireworks. Amenities include benches, grassy areas, restrooms, picnic tables and BBQ grills.
- Main Beach – The iconic Main Beach in Laguna Beach is a prime spot to watch the fireworks. The beach provides a view of the fireworks display over the ocean plus easy access to a park, bathrooms, showers, restaurants, and stores.
- North Laguna Beach Beaches – Beaches include Crescent Bay Beach, Shaw’s Cove, Fisherman’s Cove, Diver’s Cove, Picnic Beach, Rockpile Beach and Birdrock Beach.
- Crescent Bay Point Park – Situated in North Laguna Beach, this park is a favorite spot for watching fireworks. It provides an elevated vantage point and a peaceful atmosphere.
- South Laguna Beach Beaches – Parking is limited at most of these beaches except for Aliso Creek Beach which is easier to access and also features parking, a playground, restrooms and showers. The only firepits in Laguna Beach were unfortunately removed by the City but the Lost Pier Cafe offers portable fire pit rentals.
- Restaurants with a View: Laguna Beach has many restaurants to dine in and enjoy the fireworks show. Here are few: Las Brisas, The Deck, The Cliff, Skyloft, Mozambique, Driftwood Kitchen, Sapphire Laguna, and Splashes Restaurant at Surf & Sand.
- Hotels: Laguna Beach has several hotels with views of the 4th of July fireworks. Here are a few: Montage Laguna Beach, Surf & Sand, Inn at Laguna Beach, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa, The Hotel Laguna, Hotel Joaquin, and Laguna Beach House.
- Arrive early in the morning to secure a parking spot before they fill up.
- Take advantage of the city’s free trolleys, as a convenient alternative to finding beach parking.
- Be prepared for heavy traffic, particularly in the downtown area, Coast Highway and on Laguna Canyon Road after the firework show.
- Beginning at approximately 5pm, the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation.
- Avoid drinking and driving, as the Laguna police are highly active on the 4th of July. Plan ahead to call an Uber or Lyft.
- Pack all the necessary items before heading to the beach, ensuring a stress-free day of fun and relaxation.
- Parking meters and City parking lots are enforced on July 4.
- If you happen to forget anything, there are several grocery stores and quick marts in town where you can find what you need. Options include Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Ralphs, Pavilions, Gelson’s, Circle K and other local quick marts.
What to Know
- No fireworks of any kind are allowed in Laguna Beach.
- No canopies, awnings, umbrellas, tents or covers over six feet in height or wider than six feet square on or in any public beach, park. Any canopy, awning, umbrella, tent or cover installed, shall have no more than one side closed to public view.
- No portable barbecues are allowed in City beaches or parks.
- No alcohol on the beaches.
- No smoking in public places.
- No single-use plastics are allowed on beaches, trails or in parks.
- No drone use over City beaches, Heisler Park, Main Beach Park, Treasure Island Park, or Crescent Bay Park without a valid Remote Pilot Certificate issued by the FAA.
- No dogs are allowed on City beaches from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the summer season, which extends from June 15 through September 10.
- All OC Park trails will be closed at sunset.
- The Laguna Beach Police, Fire, and Marine Safety Departments will be strictly enforcing all of the ordinances.
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.