Laguna Beach, California is known for their amazing beaches, sandy shores, modern mansions, cliff sides, and coastal lifestyles. However, what most people don’t know about is Laguna’s hidden history.

Tucked away alongside Victoria Beach, stands “Pirate Tower” as locals call it. According to the visit Laguna Beach website, it’s sixty feet tall and was built in 1926. It’s a bit of a climb to get to the tower but everyone is welcome to visit it, at low tide of course. Most people don’t know about this little hidden secret because it’s so out-of-place and not something you’d usually find in the O.C.

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Although it may seem like something out of a storybook, the tower was in fact built for the sole purpose of getting up and down the cliffs. Inside its just one long winding staircase leading you up to the home of Senator William E. Brown in the 1920s. Unfortunately, even though the locals may call it “Pirate Tower” no actual pirates owned and operated it. However, its still fun to sit back, soak up the sun, and let your imagination run wild of make believe pirate adventures.

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