Laguna Beach, California, USA.
On the weekend of Martin Luther King's day, we decided to drive down to Laguna Beach at the last minute. After a quick 30 mins packing, we were on our way. In summer, we drove down to San Diego along Highway One, which was one of the best road trips we have done. But this time, since we will only be there for a couple of days, we took the highway 5, which is much quicker to get through. I heard of Laguna Beach many times before and was most fascinated by its beach and the natural pools.
How to get to the Pirate Tower and the Secret Tide Pool:
- Park along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The closest cross-streets on PCH are Nyes Place and Upland Rd. While the official address of Victoria Beach is 2713 Victoria Dr., Laguna Beach, CA 92651, the only public parking is along PCH.
- There are a few different streets to turn into in order to head toward the only entrance to the beach– a stairway at Sunset Terrace and Victoria Drive and two streets–McAulay Place and Nyes Place (which intersects Victoria Drive) will also lead you to the stairway.
- Head down the stairway and try not to panic because you don’t see the tower anywhere. Don’t worry, you’re not at the wrong beach! Head to your right around a group of rocks once you reach the base of the steps.