Explore Laguna Beach's Pirate Tower

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Added by Aubree Plodinec

La Tour is the name of the hidden tower in Laguna Beach and it looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale! Great spot to watch the sunset, play in the natural pool, or have a photoshoot.

To find this little hidden treasure, put Victoria Beach into your phone as your destination and park for free on S Coast Highway anywhere between Sunset Terrace, McAulay Place, or Victoria Drive. Make your way down any of these streets toward the beach and you will see stairs going down at the end of Sunset Terrace/Victoria Drive. Be sure to check the tide tables.

Head down the stairs but before the last step to the beach go right across the rocks. I would recommend shoes with excellent grips that can get wet, as you will need to scramble across a few rocks. After two short minutes you will see an awesome looking pool that when conditions are right, fill. Right before sunset seems to work out perfect for me as the pool was filled.

The tower itself is right next to the natural pool. Fun fact: This tower was used as a spiral staircase so the people that lived above it could easily get down to the beach. It is abandoned and locked up now but still provides a great landscape for photographers.

This adventure was featured in our Spring 2019 Lookbook!

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about 4 years ago

Never would have found this place without the Outbound

One of the coolest ocean spots I've ever been too. It was secluded, and I had the whole area to myself. La Tour was an awesome site. To top it all off, a white whale surfaced straight up out of the ocean while I was photographing the ocean. I'd highly recommend this great adventure.

Little Gem

I found this gem a few years ago and have loved coming back to it as often as I can. It gets pretty crowded during summer, but it's worth it if you visit at high tide or when it's high surf and can swim in the ocean water pool below the tower.

Bucket List Number 38

Beautiful tour and gate with a cute lil pool in front :) but there were like 8 photoshoots when we went haha and best to go at low tides. 7/10

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