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1,000 Steps Beach

31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Worth the trip

The beach is worth the stairs (not 1000, but about 300 and pretty steep).. We went for the sunset... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miranda L
Incredible & dramatic

I loved it!!! Must see! If you come to Laguna Beach you cannot miss it. For a walk, for a morning... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
monica f
California City, California
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31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is worth the stairs (not 1000, but about 300 and pretty steep).. We went for the sunset and it was the best sunset of our entire California trip!

Thank Miranda L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it!!! Must see! If you come to Laguna Beach you cannot miss it. For a walk, for a morning on the beach, for meditating, for reading your book, for skim boarding, for working out.... just enjoy it!!!

Thank monica f
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We walked up and down most all the beaches around Laguna. 1,000 step beach is surprisingly large. It is also pretty private as the only public access are those steps (just over 200, so not that bad); it means that it is not overcrowded despite...More

3  Thank Philippe_DC
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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.

1  Thank Taytaydaubs
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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

5  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

1  Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 21 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

1  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

1  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

1  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.

1  Thank DebWB
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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.
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...
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!