Emerald Bay is located in North Laguna Beach and is perched on two hills overlooking the expansive beaches and sparkling ocean. Pacific Coast Highway appears to divide Emerald Bay; however, residents use a tunnel crossing under the Highway offering speedy beach access. Emerald Bay is recognized as one of the premier private communities in Orange County. Named for the emerald color of the ocean cove, Emerald Bay boasts one of the most stunning half miles of beach along the Coast. The community includes a fire station, tennis courts, Olympic sized pool, spa, park and beach volleyball area. There are 524 single-family homes in Emerald Bay and is guard-gated 24-hours a day. Schools include Laguna Beach Elementary, Junior and High Schools.