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“Only 234 steps and worth every one!”
Review of 1,000 Steps Beach

1,000 Steps Beach
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely and clean beach and the cave was fun to explore. Shower and toilet facilities on site which were handy given the steps back up, but take your own food if you plan to stay awhile. This was a really beautiful spot, well worth the slight effort to get to.

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The .1,000 steps is a misnomer, since it's only about 300 or so steps, but it's steep and will take your breath away if you are out of shape. There is a cave at the southern tip of the Beach and it's well worth the exploring. Not a big cave the a great location to frame some pictures. A very good location to watch the sunset.

1  Thank thomas s
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My husband took me here . I loved it. Be prepared to walk down a bunch of flights of stairs then to walk back up after you enjoy your time at the beach. This was one of my bucket list for California. It is absolutely beautiful . If you go in the cave it is the prefect place for beautiful pictures. The lighting is amazing for pictures.

2  Thank Beverly K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the afternoon I spent on 1000 steps beach. As other reviewers have said, it’s definitely not 1000 steps but actually about 300. While it’s not too strenuous - even those in decent shape would be able to handle it - it definitely is a bit of a climb coming back up, especially if you are tired from the beach. Plan accordingly. Also, the way down is quite steep, be prepared.
The stairway itself is quite pretty, covered with trees and their shade, and relatively quiet even with the noisy street nearby. The canopy covers the noise. Then it opens up to the beach itself, which is gorgeous. It’s lined with various rocks formations and even a sizable cave to explore, after a short walk along the beach to the left of the stairway. Tons of beautiful picture spots or great for a picnic or afternoon on the beach.
They do have bathroom facilities by the stairs, not in excellent repair, but basically clean and functional.
There is not parking, only street parking. And if you’re not paying close attention, you might miss the 1000 steps entrance on your first drive by. It’s tucked in between homes. I had to park a little far down the road, which at first seemed like no problem, but after a day on the beach and the trek back up the stairs, I felt the distance as I walked back to my car.
Overall it was absolutely beautiful, with a touch of adventure, and I would definitely recommend a stop here!

3  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Don't let the name of the beach fool you, anyone who can walk a mile can climb this set of stairs. This is a fun set of stairs to walk or run and it leads to a pretty beach. I gave it 4 stars because it's not as memorable as other beaches or views in the area, but it's worth going to say you did it!

Thank GodsFaith
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