Aerial Surfing Victoria Beach | Laguna Beach

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Victoria Beach Laguna BeachThis thrilling aerial adventure takes flight at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, California. Sky surfing across Victoria Beach, you can see the famous Victorian turret and the now defunct concrete pool, both built in 1926.  Many think the turret is a lighthouse, but it was built as a pathway (with stairs inside) to the beach from the bluffs hovering over the beach. The small pool, now filled with sand, was built as a maintenance-free swimming pool that was once filled by high tides. At low tide, the water was warm and a lucky few swam in it.

Victoria Beach is in south Laguna Beach. The beach is not the easiest to find, and locals consider it somewhat of a secret. Certainly, very few tourists know about it. The city says parking is metered, but I have never seen a meter in the neighborhood. From Pacific Coast Highway, turn west onto Victoria Drive. Drive to the end of the road, park your car, walk to the modestly marked entrance, and make your way down the stairs to the beach. To find the turret, walk as far north as you can. You will see the pool in front of the turret. As with many great Laguna finds, low tide is the best time for reaching the turret by foot.

At the south end of Victoria Beach lies Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon residents boast that theirs is a private beach. First, all beaches in California are public by law. Second, you can easily walk to Blue Lagoon Beach from Victoria Beach. In fact, no boundary line marks the distinction between Victoria Beach to Blue Lagoon Beach. Where one ends and the other begins is a mystery.

Victoria Beach is a popular beach for photographers. Often you will find bikini models posing for magazine shoots and brides dressed in the white gowns posing for wedding shots.

The unobstructed views and privacy make Victoria Beach one of the most enchanting places in Laguna Beach to watch the summer sunset.

Victoria Beach waters are good for surfing and skimboarding, but swimmers should be aware that rip currents can be strong and they are not the best water conditions for children.  Read about identifying and surviving rip currents here.

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Author: Carisa Carlton

Carisa Carlton is the Editor in Chief of Laguna Beach Gazette. Learn more about Carlton at http://www.carisacarlton.com/ .

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  1. Hi! I recently went to victoria beach and the pool was actually filled with water probably 5ft deep; you could actually swim in it but it was quite cold. are there any other beaches besides Victoria and paradise bay that have pools built?

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    • KLM: I don’t know any other Laguna beaches that have old pools with public access besides the ones at Paradise Bay. I’ve never seen the Victoria Beach pool filled with water.

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  2. Beautiful video. A bit jerky but quite lovely. Choice of music is crap, but that is my opinion. Can’t stand cheap, maudlin, religious music.

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