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La Tour - The Mysterious Tower of Laguna Beach


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The structure, known as “La Tour” (french for tower), is a 60-foot castle-inspired tower. 

It was built at the same time as the house at the top of the bluff, in 1926, and was used as a way to get from the house down to the beach below, which is a beautiful stretch of sand called Victoria Beach. The beach tower is made of poured concrete with an ocean stone foundation and cone-shaped roof made of shingles. Several narrow window openings in the tower wall allow light to pass through to the wooden spiral stairway inside.

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