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Geology of Laguna Beach, California


More than a small, pricy tourist town in Southern California's Orange County, Laguna Beach is a showcase of the region's rocks, tectonics and coastal dynamics. Don't miss the natural drama amid the human scene when you visit there. It may look idyllic, but Laguna Beach is the product of geologic upheaval and vigorous activity that includes notorious landslides in 1978 and 2005.
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Earth and arts combineWelcome to Laguna BeachIt all starts at the shoreLaguna Beach—The BeachDesert crowds seashoreHills of Laguna BeachTypical of the whole stateWave-Cut Platform of Laguna Beach
Living close to the actionShore Encroachment at Laguna BeachMust be seen to be believedSea-Cliff ConglomerateBette Davis home is well preservedErosion ReinforcementWhen nature isn't enoughThe Crystal Image
A glimpse of AvalonSanta Catalina Island from Laguna Beach

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