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1,000 Steps Beach

31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Beautiful beach that is worth the walk

Parking can be a bit difficult depending on the day, but definitely not impossible to find a spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taytaydaubs
via mobile
Its not really 1,000 steps....

If you are not in any shape, it can seem like 1,000 when climbing up from the beach. We counted, it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joe a
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Armonk, New York
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31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking can be a bit difficult depending on the day, but definitely not impossible to find a spot. The steps honestly aren't that bad on the way up, it's just more sad that you're leaving the pretty beach. Tons of space and room to explore.

Thank Taytaydaubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not in any shape, it can seem like 1,000 when climbing up from the beach. We counted, it was about 372 or so.... (you get a little fuzzy after 300....) The advantage is the beach is clean and there are more locals...More

2  Thank joe a
Reviewed 21 August 2017

1,000 Steps Beach is definitely worth a visit. The steps (which don't number 1,000) offer access to two coves that would otherwise be private. The one to the South may only be accessible at low tide. Once on the beach, you get a view of...More

Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing beach beautiful however thousand steps beach is properly name many many many steps to get to the beach however every step is worth at the beach is beautiful the sound of the waves crashing in and the sunset just absolutely spectacular enjoy

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Long walk down a lot of steps to this beach. It is actually more like 250 steps, not the 1000 the beach is named after. A long slog up to the top when you come off the beach - all those steps again. At the...More

Thank philippG4362OC
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Our last beach day was spent into the late afternoon hours to enjoy our first/last sunset while vacationing in Laguna beach. The hike down with a 2 yr on your back was rather easy, the hike back up (250 steps) holy $&@!.....Be prepared to have...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Be assured... it's more like 250 steps; however, it might feel like 1,000 going back up if you walk the coast too long.

Thank DebWB
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I have been to this beach only a few times. What I like about it is that it is never crowded and clean. If you don't like the crowds near the main Laguna Beach area, this is the spot for you. It is not seaweed...More

1  Thank muazzams2017
Reviewed 4 August 2017

NOT for the faint of heart, this walk to the beach is wonderful on the way down, but extremely strenuous on the way back up- especially carrying boogie boards, chairs. coolers etc. The beach itself is nice and has wonderful views with cliff laid homes...More

1  Thank Brendan P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

You need to be in decent shape for this one. It's not getting down the stairs but it's getting back out 😊 Great place to go sit

Thank shot75
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tyra d
11 August 2017|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were just down in South Laguna a couple of weeks ago. The bathroom and shower at the foot of the stairs at 9th St. (what locals used to call 1,000 steps) beach were open and working.
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katcamara
14 July 2017|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
Most certainly there is a bathroom at the foot of the stairs. A shower as well...
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Marz J
3 May 2017|
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Response from Tanya S | Reviewed this property |
Depends on if you want to walk through the cave or swim? Go at low tide to walk/hike through the cave and high tide to swim. Check the local tide charts to find out when high and low tides are!
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