THE PIRATE TOWER, USA ~ A Laguna Beach (California) landmark, this medieval-looking tower is located just north of Victoria Beach. Built in 1926, it was designed as a private spiraling staircase for beach access from above. Today the tower is closed but can still be viewed from the outside at low tide.
Laguna Beach Castle. It’s not everyday we see such unique architecture in Orange County. This castle-like turret was once used as a staircase to provide access from the top of the cliff to the shoreline.
La Tour Laguna Beach Turns out, Orange County's only "lighthouse" (known as "Pirate Tower" to locals) was actually a 60ft structure built in 1926 to help California State Senator William E. Brown get from his home on the top of the cliff to the beach below (there's a metal staircase inside). Today, it's home to Westley and Princess Buttercup (or something).