The Best American Beach Resorts 

By David Jefferys - 2014-06-04T16:28:32Z

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Montage Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

Ranking: 94.0

Hidden just off busy Pacific Coast Highway, this 30-acre Arts-and Crafts-style resort sits atop a bluff overlooking a perfect little beach cove dotted with tide pools. Works by early 20th-century, plein-air Californian artists fill the chic public spaces and rooms. Folks rave about chef Craig Strong’s food at Studio, overlooking the Pacific, and although it feels a million miles from anywhere it’s only a 5-minute drive to funky, downtown Laguna Beach.

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