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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 #4 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Type: Beaches
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Glastonbury,CT
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I just love a beach that is not easily accessible. We visited in May and I'm sure it is much more crowded in summer but in the "off season" this is a gem! Like Thousand Steps Beach in Santa Barbara, it is not 1000 steps though climbing back up after enjoying this beautiful spot, it may feel like it! Many... More

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Bellflower, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

and the name is deceiving. The 1,000 steps is just the name of the beach. Nothing there is 1,000 steps at all. It is a small beach with a cave-like at the south of the shore to get to the other side of the shore. The beach is accessible only by the stairs from Pacific Coast Highway and the steps... More

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Golden, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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