Victoria Beach is one of central/south Laguna’s most notable, yet somewhat hidden destinations. Located on the ocean side of PCH, Victoria Beach isn’t a gated community. It offers exclusive beachfront properties and luxury view homes with some of the most picturesque views in all of Laguna, one of the most scenic locations in the world. Victoria Beach is also the site of the famous “Pirate Tower,” a 60-foot turret built in 1926 that enclosed beach stairs for original homeowner William E. Brown. The beach also includes a round natural ocean pool. This area of Laguna Beach includes clifftop and a few selected oceanfront estates.
Victoria Beach, with its central Laguna location, offers access to the Village and its many charming boutiques, fine dining, and art galleries. The beach’s south-facing location affords most homes views of Catalina and San Clemente islands as well as the coast south to Dana Point. Streets within the neighborhood include Rockledge Road, Victoria Drive, McAulay Place, Dumond Drive, and Wards Terrace. The beach is regarded as one of the most “private” public beaches in Laguna because parking is very limited. The picturesque sandy beach and rocks are primarily used by neighborhood residents.
Homes in Victoria Beach include contemporary blufftop view homes on the bluff side of Victoria Drive, some vintage beach cottages built between the 1920s and 1940s, and luxury estates on the clifftop overlooking the beach. A select few homes, all selling for $10 million and higher, are located on the beach itself. The majority of homes are 4, 5, and 6 bedrooms, with some properties including additional separate guest units.
As with all Laguna Beach neighborhoods, families enjoy access to the city’s top-rated schools. Laguna is a city of the arts, from its long tradition of visual arts and three world-renowned art festivals to many galleries located in North and South Laguna. Live music, theater, and other performing arts are easy to find in Laguna Beach, which is also home to the prestigious Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), which has slowly been adding public art throughout Laguna Canyon and the Village. Victoria Beach has much of the feeling of “old Laguna” with its artists, eccentrics, and dreamers. The homes in Victoria Beach have been updated and renovated with only the most modern amenities.
- Bluebird Park
- Heisler Park
- Crescent Bay Point Park
- Main Beach Park
- Moulton Meadows Park
- El Morro Elementary School
- Thurston Middle School
- Laguna Beach High School