If you have a few hours to kill and want to enjoy it in the most beautiful surroundings you can find without going too far, then Surf & Sand Resort has just the perfect place for you! Splashes restaurant located on the 1st floor is right on the beach and you bask in the sunshine while you dine on Californian cuisine overlooking a gorgeous horizon comprising of surf, sand and turf. The food is good, not mind blowingly good, but good enough to want to come here for a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner. The view is really what you come for — the food is kinda secondary in comparison. Appetizers are abundant — we had the crab cakes (pictured) which were good in texture and flavor, but it was a bit too fishy for me. Hawaiian ahi tuna tasting plate was interesting — the crusted ahi was good with a spritz of yuzu, but the ahi stack was too sweet and salty for me. Salads are also prominent on the menu and are generous in proportion. Service is fine all around. Valet parking is available when you dine at the restaurant, make sure you get your ticket validated and it is discounted!
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort, 1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Tel: 949-497-4477