Past Meetup

Film Field Walks @ South Laguna, Orange County, Difficulty=easy

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Aliso Beach

Aliso Way & Monterey St. · Laguna Beach, CA

How to find us

Look for costumed character and other Meetup members in parking lot.

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Orange County has been a popular film location since the Hollywood film industry began. With rugged coastline, peaceful wetlands, rolling foothills, deep canyons and snowy peaks, it is the ideal natural setting for movie making magic! Our monthly Film Field Walk series takes film fans and nature nuts on easy to moderate tours of wild and scenic film locations throughout Orange County and beyond. A costumed character(s) leads the way with frequent stops to identify cinematic landmarks, architecture, plants, wildlife and other noteworthy features. Guests are encouraged to dress up as favorite film characters. Participate in a film trivia quiz for a chance to win a prize! Bring movies to swap and a picnic meal to enjoy at turn-around point.

View details/clips/stills of the films reportedly shot at South Laguna Beach (Goff, Treasure Island & Aliso Beach):

1929 - Evangeline (with Dolores del Rio) -

1934 - Treasure Island (with Wallace Beery) -

1937 - Life of Emile Zola (Oscar Winner, Best Picture) -

1946 - A Stolen Life (with Bette Davis) -

1953 - Long, Long Trailer (with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) -

1924 - Women Who Give -

2013 - Face of Love (with Annette Bening and Ed Harris) -

Who: Kids and up. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


1) 10:30AM - Aliso Beach parking lot on the BEACH SIDE of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). There are lots on both sides of PCH and an underground tunnel that joins them. We will walk a 1/2 mile together along PCH to the Montage Resort.

2) 10:45AM - The Montage Resort (by its parking structure: see photo below). Meet in front of the Montage's underground parking structure at the south end of resort on Wesley Drive. Wait for participants walking from Aliso Beach. $3-$4.50 to park in structure:

A Third Parking Option:

1) Anneliese School Parking Lot - 21542 Wesley Drive. $1/hr. Approximately 1/2 block up curving hill from PCH, so allow time to walk down and cross PCH.

Anneliese School Parking Lot:

Difficulty: Easy. Mostly full sun exposure with some shade. Some elevation gain. Mostly paved trail. Hilly. Opportunity to walk along tide pools and sandy beach. Prepare to get feet wet.

Special Instructions/Supplies: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time. Bring a minimum of 1 quart (32 oz) of water per person. Bring snacks and/or full meal. Wear weather protection (jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.), durable hiking socks and close-toed hiking shoes (extra pair for wet tours), long pants, and backpack for snacks. Bring swimsuit and towel for wet tours. Bring first aid kit (Band-Aids, antiseptic, allergy medicine, tweezers, etc.) and cell phone. Bring flashlight/headlamp and layered clothing for evening tours. Walking sticks are recommended for tours with stream crossings or uneven terrain. Bring trash bag for litter along the trail. Toilet facilities are usually not available at most trailheads.

RSVP: Please email [masked] or call[masked], unless otherwise noted in description. Donations are optional (suggested amount of $5-10 per person). Please leave your name, contact information, and total # in your party. We cannot be reached by cell phone at tour locations, so please ask questions and confirm tour details well in advance.

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