Experience one of the best beaches in SoCal - Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach. This beach is considered hidden; however, it's very accessible. Work your way down through 200 steps and a gorgeous beach will be uncovered in front of you. Nature feels untouched and pure. Water is crystal clear and super salty. You will have a blast playing with ocean waves and strolling the beach. You have to go left once you hit the beach to find secret pools. Go through the cave, climb a few rocks, and soon after, you will be at the pools! Spend the whole day at Thousand Steps Beach; bring food and drinks, explore the pools and the cave, swim and tan! The beach is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing; the surrounding cliffs' views are simply breathtaking. So why wait? Pack your beach bag and make the trek down to 1000 Steps Beach. It's the perfect spot to escape the city's hustle and bustle and enjoy the California coast's beauty.
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A small beach but worthy. Street parking only. It’s not 1000 steps but hard enough when climbing. If you wanna walk through the cave, you should be there not too late. I got there around 6pm, and it was closed. You can see beautiful sunset. Pet is not allowed. A public restroom is down there.
1000 steps beach is always fun to visit, and the leg workout is intense climbing back of thos steps. It's not really 1000 steps but it feels like it. I don't recommend taking down any heavy objects. You're just going to have to carry them back up. We went at sunset and it was absolutely gorgeous. The water was warm as well which was a treat.
Very cool beach. Nice place to lay out and get some sun on your buns! I mean guns! Lifeguard on duty. Driving and parking instructions. Park just off the main road just north or south of the steps. Most parking is free. I believe there is a lot further north if you prefer the security. Steps. Lots of them. The stairs number around 200. There is a really cool tunnel just south of the steps once you get onto the beach. Make sure you explore this at low tide only!!!
Great workout for your legs, nice views and the feel of a private beach. Down side: parking not very convenient on the street, entrance is now gated - Don't remember previously being like that- it has been years since I visited and I find it a bit too crowded now but still worth the minor inconveniences. It is NOT 1k steps but it surely feels like that so be prepared. Do not bring large items or you'll have a hard time coming back up if you're not in shape or use to climbing stairs plus stairs are very narrow if your feet are size 9 and up.
I finally took on the challenge! It was worth every second! So beautiful and has an awesome cave to explore; only at LOW TIDE. The cave is located to your left at the south end. The trek down was simple, of course. Going back up will show you how out of shape you are, lol! But it wasn't nearly as difficult as I expected it to be. This is making my top recommended places to visit.
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