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1,000 Steps Beach

31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Last Beach Late Afternoon Before Heading Back To NYC

Our last beach day was spent into the late afternoon hours to enjoy our first/last sunset while... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David B
Brooklyn, New York
via mobile
Tricky to find... but that's half the fun.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to Thousand Steps beach many times and each time I totally understand what keeps me coming back. It's secluded and the sunset here is just breathtaking. The cave and the tide pools are amazing! I just love this place. Every chance I get...More

1  Thank mevette30
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We drove here from Los Angeles because we had heard good things. It was VERY busy on the roads in Laguna beach and tough to find any parking. We ended up lucky and got a spot on the road. The beach was beautiful, warm sand...More

2  Thank Jacob M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

love this place! very relaxing and cliffside homes are beautiful! always recomment this placed to friends!

Thank Karissa P
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As my title says... Use it all the time as a local, all locals do... Cuts from Cliff drive right down to Broadway and zip... right to the Village.

2  Thank LagunaBell
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The tide pools and ocean life is awesome - it was like we had the place to ourselves and there is a tower that also looks amazing for photos.

Thank jimerliwine1
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tyra d
11 August 2017|
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Response from muazzams2017 | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants at 1000 steps beach. There are plenty of options closer to main street Laguna Beach, such as Las Barisas.
14 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry katcamara this is probably confusing there is a little shack at the bottom of the stairs that they use for storage also they have a shower head so you can rinse but when we went there the bathroom area was either... More
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!