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Victoria Beach is located south of main beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th century looking Victorian turret or lighthouse type structure, built as a spiral staircase access to the beach from the towering residence above, was built in 1926. The castle like tower is a most see for tourists and photographers.

Victoria Beach is one of Laguna's most private public beaches mainly because it is not easy to find and provides VERY limited parking. Even many residents are not familiar with nor have ever been to Victoria Beach.

Volleyball courts grace the north and south ends of the beach. Other popular activities are skimboarding (south end), body surfing, diving, and fishing. The majority of the people who use this beach are locals who live in the area and should be respected during your visit. Beware, there are no amenities at this beach, no water or restrooms. There are however, lifeguards.

There can be a number of hazards and rip conditions. Waves tend to break on shore at this beach. Rips can set up in various places along the whole length of the beach and should be avoided by children. The rock area to the north is popular with fishermen and sightseers, but can become unsafe during surf or high tide conditions. Remember to always keep an eye on the ocean due to large waves that can take you by surprise.

To get to Victoria from the North, take PCH traveling South from Main Beach, you want to make a right turn on Victoria Drive just after Rockledge Rd and Terrace. Continue on Victoria to where it intersects with Sunset Terrace. There you will find a staircase leading to the beach. From the South, traveling North on PCH, make a Right at the light at Nyes Place and go about 50 feet and turn LEFT on Victoria Drive and go under PCH to the intersection of Sunset Terrace. Again, there you will find a staircase leading to the beach.

If you are serious about visiting Victoria Beach, I suggest that you do it in early in the morning or later in the day. Parking is a premium and finding it can be a task. Once you are in the vicinity, start to look for parking on PCH, then along Victoria Drlve or one of the side streets. Please remember you are in a private residential area and be careful not to park in or block someone's driveway or in no parking areas. You WILL get a ticket or TOWED. Don't even think about looking for a place on or just off Dumond Drive. Not going to happen.

Enjoy!

 
         
 

Heisler Park SunSet

Looking south from the bottom of the stairs.


Heisler Park SunSet

Looking north from the south end of the beach near the Montage Resort.



Heisler Park SunSet




Heisler Park SunSet

Looking north toward the Victorian Tower.



Heisler Park SunSet

This photo was taken in December. Note there is mostly rock here compared to the photo above were there is mostly sand on the beach in this area.



Heisler Park SunSet

This photo was taken from the same position as the photo above. I turned to the right and took this picture of a wedge of sand. In the summer months, the sand comes back and there is about this much sand that covers the rocks. Victoria Beach has a very different look in Winter and Summer. Visit it both times of the year to experience this for yourself.



Heisler Park SunSet

 
         
 
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