Victoria Beach is one of the most well hidden beaches in south Laguna area. It’s not directly accessible via Pacific Coast Highway like how most beaches are in Orange County. Accessing the entry point requires a bit of searching around within a residential neighborhood that does not accommodate public parking. Once you find it though, the peaceful and down to earth atmosphere at this beach is worth the trouble.
Whenever I’m driving out to the coast to watch the sunset I always get so impatient because I just want to be there already. The steps leading down to Victoria Beach seem to go on forever too. It can be a little difficult getting to the tower during high tide, such was the case when I captured this photograph. I never let a little water get in my way though. If a lot of my coastal photographs look as though I’m in the water, it’s probably because I usually am. Seascape photography for me usually involves being at least knee deep in water with my tripod planted in the sand. The best way to spot me among a mob of seascape photographers after a rainy afternoon is to look for the only dude crazy enough to be wearing shorts and flip flops while standing in the freezing water. Sometimes you need to be willing to go to extremes to get that one shot you came out for. When I come home completely soaked with pockets full of sand, I know it was a good night.