Victoria Beach is a short stroll from the Casa Laguna Hotel and is well - known for its soft white sand, beautiful blue-green water, impressive residences (old and new) and its famous residents (Lieschen Rypel's grandparents once lived on the bluff). Although Victoria Beach is one of Laguna's most private public beaches, the main attraction is the tower built in 1926. It was designed to provide spiraling stairs from the cliffs above and looked like an early Victorian lighthouse or turret of a 16th century castle.
"Victoria Beach, South Laguna" Painting by Lieschen Rypel
Personally, I was fascinated by the wave action and environmental erosion marks on the rocks ... just beautiful (I wondered how many boats had been saved by the light of this old lighthouse). Lieschen Rypel, Terry Lyle and myself luckily visited the beach during low tide and were able to walk all the way around the rocks to the tower.
Boat Wreck Painting by Sarah Woods
There are a number of hazards and rip conditions and can become unsafe during surf or high tide conditions. Waves tend to break on shore at this beach with small rip currents set up in various places along the entire stretch. The rock area to the north is popular with fishermen and sightseers.
Friends of the Harbor Beaches: Dana Point Tall Ship Festival - Sept 6-8 Painting by Barb Ross
ORIGINAL Fine Art by Beach Cities local Artists, Artisans and Musicians from the South Orange County Coast, CA - San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, the Laguna's, the Viejo's and the Rancho's