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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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Glastonbury,CT
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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