Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach is a large community of over 300 homes with a large majority of them offering views of the ocean and the Emerald Bay beach. There is a small selection of homes in the Emerald Bay community that offer views of the Irvine Cove community looking north. These homes are located on the north side (left hand side) of the ridge as pictured below.
When the the Emerald Bay community was first developed the homes located on the north ridge of the community had homes located on both sides of the ridge. The Emerald Bay street raps around the ridge so depending on which side of the street you live on will determine if you have views of Emerald Bay or Irvine Cove. Approximately 17 homes offer such a view of the Irvine Cove community which is the next community to the north and pictured below. The views are very nice and show the waves crashing on the beach near Abalone Point, the exclsuive area in Irvine Cove where homes are currently for sale for $40 million dollar plus.
Currently, there are two homes offered for sale on this north ridge. 173 Emerald Bay is currently for sale for $29,500,000 and 165 Emerald Bay is for sale for $19,995,000. 173 Emerald Bay as pictured below is one of only 3 properties that owns land up to the high tide line of the Irvine Cove beach. A winding path on your property takes you directly down to the beach, a very covenanted amenity that only a few get to enjoy in the Emerald Bay community. The home was built in 1996 and boasts 9,000 square feet of living space with clean modern lines and beautiful views. All of these homes are considered ocean front and some of the most prime properties in Laguna Beach!