Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay is a luxurious and exclusive gated community located in North Laguna Beach, granting residents guard-gated security, private beach access, and stunning views of the ocean. The community is bisected by the Pacific Coast Highway and its northern portion backs onto the pristine hills of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.

Emerald Bay Market Stats

Average Home Price $4.2M
Lowest Priced Home $11.9K
Highest Listing Price $37.8M
Total Property Listings 15
Avg. Days On Market 100
Avg. Price/SQFT $617

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1131 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


1131 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds 6 Baths 4,650 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # PW22210357

Listing Agent and Office : Daniel Haney ERA North Orange County

233 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


233 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,711 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # NP22209642

Listing Agent and Office : Chris Valli Surterre Properties Inc.

806 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


806 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,150 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # LG22206190

Listing Agent and Office : Maura Short Compass

904 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


904 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,906 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # LG22203107

Listing Agent and Office : Harold Noriega Compass

312 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


↓ $2,100

312 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,107 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # PW22195167

Listing Agent and Office : Daniel Haney ERA North Orange County

841 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


841 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds 6 Baths 4,714 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # LG22190134

Listing Agent and Office : Harold Noriega Compass

819 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


819 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

3 Beds 5 Baths 2,746 SqFt Residential MLS® # NP22164238

Listing Agent and Office : Tim Smith Coldwell Banker Realty

11 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


11 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

5 Beds 5 Baths 3,719 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # OC22170179

Listing Agent and Office : Scott Sumner RE/MAX ONE

154 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


154 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

7 Beds 9 Baths 11,086 SqFt Residential MLS® # LG22146790

Listing Agent and Office : Rod Daley Coldwell Banker Realty

1016 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


↑ $35,000

1016 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

3 Beds 3 Baths 3,163 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # PW22131446

Listing Agent and Office : Daniel Haney ERA North Orange County

310 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


310 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,288 SqFt Residential Lease MLS® # NP22104698

Listing Agent and Office : Casey Lesher Coldwell Banker Realty

933 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach


↓ $150,000

933 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,835 SqFt Residential MLS® # LG22074813

Listing Agent and Office : Sommer Killian Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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Emerald Bay Real Estate Information

Founded in 1929, Emerald Bay was named for the color of the nearby waters. Emerald Bay has a rich history, being recognized by European explorers such as Cabrillo and the early 20th century farmers who were drawn here by the fertile ground and temperate climate.

Over time, this private enclave shifted from a low-key beach destination to the ideal coastal community for both families and those seeking solitude. Many of the lots were developed in the 1930s and 1940s. 

This relaxed seaside community consists of custom homes with a great variety of architectural styles.

Emerald Bay is not officially a part of the city of Laguna Beach, although it is considered as such for many purposes. 

  • Emerald Bay is located in a dramatic hillside location just north of Laguna Beach and south of Crystal Cove State Park.
  • The community is framed by distinct coastal promontories to the North and South, hillsides to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the West.
  • Emerald Bay is located on both sides of Coast Highway, connected via a tunnel, with front row seating to the Pacific Ocean on the west side and hillside properties on the east side.
  • Emerald Bay's premier properties boast ocean, bay, Catalina Island, canyon, and mountain views.
  • Emerald Bay contains 526 custom homes with 14 beachfront lots surrounded by 14 acres of lush private parks.

The central Laguna Beach village is only 5 minutes to the south, Corona del Mar is 10 minutes to the north, 


Private Beach – Emerald Bay is home to an exclusive, residents-only private beach, which is approximately ½ mile long and staffed by a lifeguard in the summer. Residents have the opportunity to take part in the numerous activities or just relax and take in the views of boats coming in to anchor in the bay.

There is a park with a large green, tennis court, and parking at the beach. This location is all the termination point of Emerald Canyon. Directly in front of this par are a number of volleyball courts.

This park and the beach are easily accessible for residents on the north side of the highway via a tunnel. 

Community Center

  • 6 tennis courts, 5 lighted, and a full-time tennis pro, instruction programs, and tennis pro shop.
  • Swimming pool complex with 25-yard lap pool, diving pool, wading pool and spa.
  • Fire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Beach lockers
  • Volleyball courts
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • 24-hour guard gate
  • 24-hour security patrol
  • Fire Station located within the community
  • 3 parks with approx. 15 acres

Community Activities

Seasonal and year-round recreational and hobby for all ages are available.

  • Concerts in the Park
  • Exercise classes
  • Kid’s programs
  • Summer camp for Kindergarten-Jr. High
  • Adult excursions
  • Gardening and much more

At the rear or northern side of the Emerald Bay, there is a clubhouse with two pools and two spas and two adjoining tennis courts. This facility sits next to Emerald Canyon Road, which continues on as a dirt track into the hills beyond. This is a great place to launch hiking trips and adventures into the neighboring park. 

Emerald Bay Schools

Students within Emerald Bay are served by the prestigious Laguna Beach Unified School District. Nearby schools include El Morro Elementary, Thurston Middle, and Laguna Beach High School. 

The University of California Irvine is approximately 20 minutes away to the northwest by car. 

Emerald Bay Laguna Beach Homes For Sale

Most of the Emerald Bay homes are on the north side of the highway, climbing the Laguna Coast hills and granting commanding views of the surrounding coastline. 

The community consists of 11 separate tracts, governed by their own sets of rules, but these are unified under the Emerald Bay Community Association. 

Homes in Emerald Bay are highly sought after, due to access to a beautiful private beach, the views, and general location. But the homes themselves are a big feature as well, with some asking more than $20,000,000.  

Wide balconies and terraces are specifically designed to take in the views, while the steep and terraced layout makes expansive yards impractical. The homes in Emerald Bay are custom builds and span a variety of styles and decades of construction. As such, you'll see many designs, layouts, and sizes in this community, making for relatively diverse housing stock, given the prestige of the area. 

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