The BEST Episodes of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020

Network: MTV

It's one of the wealthiest, most beautiful beachside communities in the world and MTV has unlimited access to the tight-knit power clique of eight rich, beautiful teenagers that live there. Their lives intertwine in ways you won't believe, until you drop in for a visit. Laguna Beach is paradise--a little slice of heaven on earth--why would anyone want to leave? The answer will come as you watch the best friends share experiences through parties, relationships, love and small town injustice. This is where the angst and the tumultuous affairs are the stuff of prime time drama, except this is all REAL. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to paradise, otherwise known as Laguna Beach, California

Winter Formal

#1 - Winter Formal

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 22, 2005

The Winter Formal comes up, what means a lot of dates, trouble and drama for everyone. Especially for the couples already struggling the burden might be too high.

star 7.76
41 votes
One Last Wave

#2 - One Last Wave

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 14, 2005

Things come to an end! Everyone leaves, couples and friends say a final goodbye. Laguna Beach would be what it is, when there wouldn't be a big surprise to the end.

star 7.67
3 votes
Don't Hate the Game

#3 - Don't Hate the Game

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 3, 2005

It's party time in Laguna Beach and once again Kirstin in the middle of everything. Also in San Francisco things start to heat up.

star 7.43
7 votes

#4 - Dunzo

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2004

The year is over. The parties are over as well as the life with the parents. Lauren and Stephen go to San Francisco, but what will wait there for them? Kirstin and Stephen have to face the moment of truth, especially when the very last bonfire is over as well.

star 7.33
6 votes
Only in Cabo

#5 - Only in Cabo

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 1, 2006

It's Spring Break and people try to hook up again. New couples get together and old ones try it again, but will they remember after Spring Break?

star 7.00
4 votes
See You In A Decade

#6 - See You In A Decade

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 15, 2006

It's graduation day in Laguna Beach. Some prepare to leave other have to stay. Enough for broken hearts and much more drama.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Three Day Rule

#7 - The Three Day Rule

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 25, 2006

More couples struggle with their relationships. Some try to move on in other directions and some people have to listen to the words "lets just be friends".

star 6.67
3 votes
A Black & White Affair

#8 - A Black & White Affair

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2004

Welcome to Laguna Beach and the life of eight high school friends who were born and raised in this beautiful seaside town. As the senior girls prepare for one of their infamous hotel parties, Stephen is torn by his attraction to two girls, Kristin and LC. After Kristin confronts him about his night with LC, sparks fly as they all attend the Black & White party.

star 6.58
67 votes
Lies and Goodbyes

#9 - Lies and Goodbyes

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 26, 2005

After Cabo things are even crazier than before and Kirstin find herself in the uncomfortable situation of a love triangle.

star 6.28
39 votes
I Hate Valentine's Day

#10 - I Hate Valentine's Day

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 29, 2005

Valentine's Day is coming up and nobody wants to be alone. Some present a new loved one, while others have to face the truth. But not everyone spends the day as planned.

star 6.28
36 votes
Eighteen Candles

#11 - Eighteen Candles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2004

When Morgan throws Christina an 18th-birthday bash, she cuts LC and Lo from the guest list, so bumping into them the next day at the nail salon was sweet irony. Christina and Morgan then head to NYC for their spring break trip. While Morgan soaks in the big city fashion, Christina is challenged by the audition of a lifetime.

star 6.25
16 votes
Graduation Day

#12 - Graduation Day

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2004

Graduation day is here and the seniors spend time with their families getting ready for the big event. Through a Senior Video Project, the seniors reveal their personal thoughts on graduation, senior year, and life after Laguna.

star 6.24
45 votes
Cabo, Cabo, Cabo

#13 - Cabo, Cabo, Cabo

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 19, 2005

It's Spring Break in Laguna Beach and everyone prepares to leave to Cabo, Mexico. Everyone? No there is one person, not willing to fallow the herd. In Mexico everyone hopes for a drama free time, but of course someone has to ruin that dream.

star 6.24
37 votes
The Last Dance

#14 - The Last Dance

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2004

It's prom time, and while everyone is caught up with who's going with whom, which pair of Charles David shoes look best with their dress, and how to fit everyone in the stretch Hummer limo, Kristin's biggest concern is a drama-free night with Stephen. She's confident it will be… as long as LC keeps her distance.

star 6.21
48 votes
It's Hard to Say Goodbye

#15 - It's Hard to Say Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 8, 2005

It's LC and Kristin's birthday and they want to party! While LC, Dieter, Stephen and Kaitlyn party in Mexico; while in Laguna Jessica and Alex H. are planning Kristin's birthday party, without Taylor. Of course the drama isn't far away.

star 6.20
40 votes
Fast Cars & Fast Women

#16 - Fast Cars & Fast Women

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2004

When LC, Stephen and Trey check out a designer fashion show in LA, LC watches Stephen's attention turn from fashion to fashion models. Meanwhile in Laguna, Kristin, Alex, and Sam, a junior hottie, go look at expensive cars, but Kristin's day of joyriding comes to a surprisingly abrupt halt, causing a nightmare no one expected.

star 6.19
48 votes
Since You Been Gone

#17 - Since You Been Gone

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 25, 2005

It's Christmas break and everyone returns home for a few days. Some people have an uncomfortable meeting. Some try to revive to good old past, especially with a big party.

star 6.19
43 votes
You Can't Trust Him

#18 - You Can't Trust Him

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 1, 2005

LC is making breakfast for someone, but who is it? New dates are arranges and new rumors are started, but other couples hit it on the hard edge.

star 6.17
35 votes
The First To Go

#19 - The First To Go

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2004

Free from school, the gang lives up their last summer together, but when they gather for a final barbeque at Trey's house, the reality of leaving Laguna and each other starts to sink in.

star 6.16
43 votes
Get Over Him

#20 - Get Over Him

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 5, 2005

Everyone tries to forget something, so a trip to the mountains shall help. So Kristin, Talan, Jessica, Alex H. and Jeff go to Mammoth. Meanwhile in Laguna Beach other people think that their time has come.

star 6.14
37 votes
More Than Friends

#21 - More Than Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 15, 2005

Morgan S., Taylor and Alex M. get revenge on the boys, especially on Jason's car. At dinner Jason is mad at Jessica. Kristin and Talan call it the truth over dinner. So the triangle Taylor, Kristin and Talan finally heats up.

star 6.13
39 votes
Boys Are Like Purses

#22 - Boys Are Like Purses

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 17, 2005

LC hosts a party for all the Laguna girls. Someone gets a new car and new couples go out in the world.

star 6.13
39 votes
The Bonfire

#23 - The Bonfire

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2004

A double-date dinner turns from bad to worse when Stephen gets jealous about phone calls Kristin is receiving from another guy. LC and Lo drop in on Trey's AYA (Active Young America) Open Mic Night, and the whole gang gathers for a bonfire on the beach where things heat up between LC, Stephen and Kristin.

star 6.11
54 votes
The Best Part of Breaking Up...

#24 - The Best Part of Breaking Up...

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2004

After the craziness of Cabo, Kristin invites Stephen to a Blink 182 concert with the hope of getting back together. LC, Lo, Trey and Dieter also hit the show, and when an outsider insults LC and Lo's character, Trey steps up in their defense.

star 6.11
46 votes
What Goes Around...

#25 - What Goes Around...

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 12, 2005

Jason is in trouble because his love life is suddenly of interest to anybody, since more and more people are getting involved. Things aren't easier with the upcoming Bonfire.

star 6.11
37 votes