Have a Perfect Beach Day at Thousand Steps Beach

Crystal clear waters, gorgeous beaches, caves, secret pools and amazing nature!

Last updated: May 2024



    73 Miles from you


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Perfect for

For solo
For two
For groups
For families with kids
For parents and grownups

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  1. Park near 9th Ave Laguna Beach
  2. Find Thousand Steps entrance
  3. Go down the stairs
  4. Turn left once you hit the beach
  5. Go through the cave
  6. Climb the rocks in front of you
  7. Bend the rocks on the top
  8. Go down to the beach on the other side
  9. Cross the beach to the trail to the pools
  10. You made it! 



Coast Highway and 9th Ave Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Packing List

  • swimsuit
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • towel
  • beach blanket
  • beach chairs (optional)
  • water shoes (optional)
  • cooler with food and drinks
  • trashbag

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Are there restrooms available? 
Is there really 1000 steps? 
No, it's more like 218
Is it open? 
Yes, but we recommend checking online before going!