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1,000 Steps Beach

Ninth Ave and Pacific Coast Hwy, South Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949 661 7013
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Ranked #5 of 24 Attractions in Laguna Beach
Type: Beaches
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the midwest
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Don't let the steps scare you. They are easy to go down and worth the view once you get there. A lot of people use these steps for their exercise and were very patient with those who had to stop every few landing going up to rest. Which I highly recommend. Take your time and enjoy!

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Delhi
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

vClear water. Life Guard are available Worth the effort to walk steep 226 steps. Limited parking. Parking available in Hospital parking but after 3PM. Wheel chair access not available. Rest Room & shower station at the bottom of the stairs

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Laguna Beach, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This area is located at the intersection of Coast Highway and 9th Street in South Laguna Beach. You should be aware that there is very limited parking Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Additional free parking on the residential streets across PCH. There is lots of traffic and this area is very busy during the Summer months. This area/steps is very hard... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a photo shoot here as the rocky areas work as great backgrounds. Life guards are present as well as Beach Patrol. So, don't bring the booze... And those stairs!! It's been 3 days and I can still barely walk, my calves hurt so much. I give major cudos to those who were running up and down those stairs... More

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Orlando
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So worth the 180+ steps and the pain in the calf the following day. Not from California and so I am in awe of the beauty of it's coastline. The water was so clear!!! Very rough but worth being hit down by all the waves!!! Will go back!!!

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1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

There are 185 steps to go down *and back up* with this beach. Not too crowded but dangerous rip tide the day we went. Almost five foot waves right at the coast which then sweeps you into the ocean. Little sister got annihilated by wave. Not for beginner swimmers. Beautiful scenic view otherwise.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

WONDERFUL!!! Took my mother. She needed knee surgery. Getting down the steps was ok... about 1/2 down she said... How am I going to get out of here. I said...no worries I will figure that out. Upon arriving on the sand, I went to the lifeguard stand and shared my plight. He said, NO WORRIES, we will come get her... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While this beach has been updated and now includes bathroom facilities, it still has a lot of it's laid back charm. This used to be the beach where women would frolic in the surf zone at 10th street, topless with their bongs on the beach towel. This location changes with different storms and surf that comes through the area, some... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

1000 steps beach is way too crowded (probably why the locals are a bit hostile). The break is rough and not easy to get in & out of the water. Lifeguards stop you from going to the caves, which are a long walk away anyway. The stairs are overcrowded... saw a woman fall and crack her head open. Went up... More

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Las Vegas Valley
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great beach. Beautiful homes to looks at. Very few spots to surf/body board because of the huge rocks that stick out right where the waves break. Very nice though. My advice: Unless you're an avid runner and can traverse the 227-step, very steep, stair case, in flip-flops, bring a pair of decent shoes to wear. I did it while wearing... More

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