Victoria Beach is a neighborhood in Laguna Beach, California, that is known for its private beach, along with its unusual Victorian tower. Residents here enjoy views all year round of the sunsets and coastline, from Catalina Island to Pales Verdes.
There are a variety of older and newer luxury estates here, and the area is known for its blue-green water, sandy white beaches, and powerful waves. The most noted landmark is La Tour, or the Tower, which is 60 feet high up against a cliff. Made of cement and featuring a cone-shaped roof, this tower was designed like a castle, and created so that residents at the top of the bluff could get to the beach below. It was built in 1926, and has been the main attraction ever since.
Victoria Beach is served by the Laguna Beach Unified School District, with highly ranked facilities such as Top of the World Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School. The city offers several private schools including Anneliese’s School, Montessori School of Laguna Beach, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish School. The Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD) makes its home here and offers degrees in illustration, graphic design, painting, drawing, and game art.
The seaside resort city of Laguna Beach is popular for its artistic environment, scenic coves, and mild weather year round. It has a high concentration of Contemporary homes compared to other beach towns, with different levels of style; classic, soft, and ultra contemporary. Tourism is the biggest economical contributor, with over three million visitors to this region each year. There are many festivals including the Festival of Arts, the Bluewater Music Festival, and the Sawdust Art Festival. Laguna Beach is also rich in the history of surfing, and still holds the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, which was first held in 1955.
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