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West Street Beach Pride Laguna Beach 2022
West Street Beach Pride takes place in late August each year at West Street Beach – AKA Camel Point, in Laguna Beach.
In the 1960s, Main Beach in Laguna Beach was not only a major tourist destination, but also known as the epicenter of the city’s gay culture.
The City eventually made Main Beach a public park, also known as the ‘Window to the Sea.’ The gay culture eventually migrated to the 1400 block of South Coast Highway. This became the hub and heart of gay culture for the next several decades.
It was in 1982, that Laguna Beach made national news by electing the first openly gay mayor in Orange County, Bob Gentry. The city continued to be a haven and friendly place for the local LGBTQ community. Today, During the day crowds flock to WEST STREET, the unofficial gay beach and the entire beach celebrates gay pride each August with the annual West Street Beach Pride.
West Street Beach
West Street Beach is secluded, rustic, and serene. It’s a fantastic place to relax, mingle, skimboard, view the tide pools and play volleyball. West Street Beach is a wide cove just south of Aliso Beach Park and is known as one of Orange County’s most popular gay beaches. There aren’t any shops or cafes around, so bring all the food, water, sunscreen and beverages you need for your visit.
The Pride festival takes place at Camel Point in Laguna Beach and features music, beach games and other festivities throughout the day and night. The party kicks off at noon and continues late into the evening. Come as you are or check Facebook for themes, costumes ideas and detailed schedules.
Gay Laguna Beach
- Start your day at the Coffee Kltach, a popular meeting point with great coffee and scones!
- Looking for something unique to remember your trip, visit Vertigo for some high end items.
- Enjoy a cocktail or two on the rooftop bar at La Cas del Camino or dine in style at the K’Ya Bistro.
- Go Shopping at The Vault for some great menswear or hop into Hobie Surf for some beach essentials.
Where to Stay?
Stay at the Hotel Joaquin, with stunning rooms, great breakfast and fabulous outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is close to all the gay beach and all the best attractions in Laguna Beach.
A car is by far the easiest way to get around Laguna Beach. While the center of town is pretty walkable and there is a trolley that serves that general area, if you want to explore anywhere north of the Pacific Coast Highway, including Crystal Cove State Park or Laguna Wilderness Park, you’ll need a car.
Distance between West Hollywood and Laguna Beach is approx. 61.38 miles (98.78 km) with 90 min travel time. Uber costs between USD 90 and 150.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action
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Gay Map of Los Angeles
If you want to stay in the epicentre of gay Los Angeles, then West Hollywood has to be your preferred destination. However if you are in LA for any length of time, you will need a car. Freeways make it easy to get from one area to another.
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Recommended Hotels in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has some of the finest hotels in the world. It pays to book early to get the best possible rates. Here are the hotels we recommend in WeHO, the gay epicentre of L.A.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
5 Star, Luxury
Known as “The Pink Palace,” this luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard features the full-service La Prairie Spa and a beautiful outdoor pool. The bright and elegant rooms of The Beverly Hills Hotel feature marble bathrooms and 2 TVs. A mini-bar, coffee maker and ironing facilities
5 Star, Luxury
This 5-star hotel is located on a residential street in Beverly Hills, within walking distance of Rodeo Drive. The hotel offers a rooftop pool, spa services and spacious guest rooms. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and a free car service in a Maserati
Sunset Marquis Hotel
4 Star, Iconic Location
The Sunset Marquis Hotel Los Angeles is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Hidden away in a tree lined cul-de-sac, it is just steps from the famed sidewalks of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The property features 2 outdoor pools and an on-site restaurant.
Petit Ermitage, 4 Star
Each spacious suite at Petit Ermitage includes a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and iPod dock. All classically furnished rooms also include luxurious linens and goose down pillows. Featuring a private rooftop with stunning views of Los Angeles, & a saltwater pool