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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 #3 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Type: Beaches
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Golden, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a hard to find beach access in South Laguna. Not really 1,000 steps but there is a steep set of steps to get to this beach access.

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Mission Viejo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a great place to spend a warm day in Laguna Beach. As a warning, it is called a 1,000 steps for a reason. Be careful brining large/heavy coolers and small children that do not do well with steep steps. Despite this, the beach is fantastic!

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Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Beautiful beach with a small sea cave on the south end. Steps look intimidating but not too bad...I think my wife counted approx. 220 steps but I suppose it could seem like 1000 to some. Park on the street near the small entrance.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is probably one of the nicest beaches that I've been to in Souther California. The sand is beautifully soft, the water is beautiful and it is secluded. There was just over 200 steps (of course I counted) which is fine going down, but going back up was killer HaHa. They're quite steep. It made me not want to go... More

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San Clemente, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The high cliffs surrounding this small beach make it the perfect winter beach. You catch all the sun and are protected from the winds. But it truly does seem like there are 1,000 steps from the street to the beach, so be warned that coming back up is a lot harder than going down. A long time ago, the neighbors... More

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NYC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My mom and I stayed at Pacific Edge in Laguna for an extended weekend away from snowy and cold NYC. We came to 1000 steps beach to not only enjoy a wonderful hidden picturesque beach but explore a nice little cave. This is a very nice quiet and clean local area. You see many Californians working out here, running up... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Thousand steps located a block from the hospital on 9th St is the entrance to Heavens Gym. Like Heaven it may not be for everyone. Yes you do need to be in shape to view paradise and return to tell about it, or it could simply be that inspiration needed to get in shape. The quiet almost private beach below... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

You need to spot the stairway on the side of the Pacific Coast Highway and to find a spot to park your car, when you can reach a pretty beach enclosed in a semi-circular cliff topped by houses with private stairs or lifts to access the beach. Enjoy that magic time, in the water or on the sand, picture the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is such a cool beach, and it's not really 1000 steps but it might feel like it. It is steep so be prepared and be careful. But once you get there...it's gorgeous, secluded. We watched the guys surfing and doing all sorts of tricks. There is a little cave/cove place too, we didn't go in but it looked really... More

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Cartersville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The steps were fun and your thighs will burn! I really can't add anything different to this review that everyone else hasn't already said. A great place to put on your list to do if in the Laguna Beach area!! Note: I agree that the entrance is a bit hard to locate. Look for the entrance directly below the traffic... More

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