Homes for Sale in Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA

Emerald Bay is a master-planned beachfront community on the western end of the city of Laguna Beach, California. The neighborhood is southeast of the Irvine Cove subdivision and the North Laguna Beach district to the east. Residents enjoy easy access to the many beaches along the coast and easy access to the downtown area via the N Coast Highway, which goes through the neighborhood. Emerald Bay is split into two sections that are divided by Coast Highway. The northern portion is a hillside community with some properties featuring panoramic views of the surrounding region. There’s a pedestrian-friendly tunnel available for residents in the north part of the neighborhood that provides direct access to the private beach. The southern section of the subdivision has fantastic oceanfront features, including the beautiful Emerald Bay Beach. The beach is a half-mile private shoreline that residents and their guests can enjoy at their leisure. There’s also a centrally located park that offers various recreational amenities, including a tennis court, volleyball courts, picnic areas, fire pits, open green spaces, and so much more. The community is managed by the Emerald Bay Community Association, which helps ensure that the neighborhood is maintained correctly and residents follow the guidelines of the district.

Real Estate in Emerald Bay is an excellent collection of luxury single-family homes with lavish oceanfront mansions lining the southern beachline of the neighborhood. Home designs with most properties are custom, but you do see a lot of Mediterranean and Tuscan themes in most homes. Starter homes in the community start at the four million price mark and can go all the way up to the high six-million dollar range. The highlight of the neighborhood, though, is the premier oceanfront homes, which are some of the most sought-after real estate along the coastline of Laguna Beach. These residences feature some of the most beautiful custom home builds in the region and provide a lavish living arrangement that homebuyers and investors will surely appreciate.

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What's To Love

Emerald Bay is an exclusive gated subdivision with fantastic outdoor recreational amenities, clubhouse, and access to a half-mile private beach. Residents enjoy a comfortable and luxurious living arrangement without the need to leave their subdivision. The area is also a short drive away from Downtown Laguna Beach and everything the city has to offer.

What's Not To Love

Luxury neighborhoods come with a hefty price tag but are well worth the amount you pay thanks to its many community amenities and beachfront features.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Buyers looking to move into the exclusive luxury area of the western end of Laguna Beach coastline will find the Emerald Bay community quite attractive. The neighborhood offers fantastic amenities with lots of outdoor attractions that those who enjoy staying active will surely enjoy. The area also features a collection of well-priced luxury residences that are incredible starter homes for those looking for a more modest price point in the region.

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Latest homes for sale in Emerald Bay



2431 Riviera Drive

Laguna Beach, CA, 92651



Laguna Beach, CA, 92651


28 Emerald Bay

Laguna Beach, CA, 92651


329 Emerald Bay

Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
Jacqueline Thompson Real Estate Group - Orange Coast luxury neighborhoods
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Things to do in Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay Beach

Beautiful beach within the Emerald Bay community perfect for a fun day outside with the kids.

Swanson Park

Neighborhood Park with a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, playground, basketball court, and more.

Emerald Bay Community Association

Homeowners Association that helps ensure the neighborhood amenities and shared spaces are correctly maintained.

Moro Ridge Lookout

Hiking Trail that explores the nature preserve to the north of the Irvine Cove neighborhood.


Schools in Emerald Bay

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El Morro Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
Thurston Middle School6 - 8Public
Laguna Beach High School9 - 12Public
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