1,000 Steps Beach

1,000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach: Address, 1,000 Steps Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

1,000 Steps Beach
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Hotelsnobb
Boston, MA856 contributions
What a workout!
Jul 2021 • Couples
About 250 steps down to the beach. Steep staircase...make sure to hold onto the handrail. Beautiful beach at the bottom, so worth the extra effort. The climb back up is tiring, but there are landings to take breaks, and most of the way is shaded.
Parking is on the street wherever you can find it.
Written August 18, 2021
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Justin
Amherst, MA16 contributions
Loved it
Feb 2021 • Solo
This was a fun place to visit. Parking was alittle tough, but the beach itself was nice. It wasn’t that busy, the caves were fun to go through and explore the rocks. It was good for a walk but kids would have a blast too. By chance I happen to see a group of dolphins swimming just off the beach (not sure if this is normal but it was awesome!!).
Written February 25, 2021
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA941 contributions
Great beach with highway parking
Nov 2019
This is a famous beach for good reason. Amazing views and wide sand make this a dreamy place. Parking is on the highway.
Written October 10, 2020
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Spela H
Irvine, CA2 contributions
Enchanted beach
Sep 2020 • Family
An amazing experience! We have lived in OC for 17 years and I have been to that beach before, but only because we used to work out on those stairs. Walking down the stairs toward the beach feels very tropical because of the greenery providing the shade while you walk the stairs. Definitely not for someone who has health conditions and wont be able to walk back up. Once you get down to the sand the water is amazing. You can choose between the areas where the waves are huge and small lagoons where the rocks protect the water from being wild and you can actually swim. We walked in both directions as far as possible and to the right we were able to go under the rocks to a small privet beach. The cave was amazing and such a beautiful creation of nature. The beach wasn’t too crowded even though it was a Labor Day Saturday. Will definitely come back.
Written September 6, 2020
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flyb0yfrankie
New Jersey4 contributions
Sunbathed
Aug 2020
The shoreline was absolutely wonderful the sunsets spectacular and so close to the city it’s a secret gym
Written August 27, 2020
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Sandra B
San Clemente, CA2 contributions
Eager adventurer
Jul 2020 • Family
We were there during the lowest tide 1-3:30 pm; we looked up the tide times for our day. 7/20. The life guard consistently turned people around the whole time. He even stopped people that got to a place Close to take cool pictures. There is a sign about a football field away from the cave entrance and you were not allowed past that point. When you did the LG came running. Everyone was respectful and kind. So the advice I have go between 7-10 am making sure the tide isn’t too bad on your day during those times because that can be when tide is releasing from a high tide or rising to a high tide. Today at 10:45 am it was a mid high tide. My kids were bummed.
Written July 20, 2020
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Paigescelfo
Houston, TX11 contributions
Best beach in Laguna
Jul 2020 • Family
Stunning views.....Beautiful beach with massive waves. Kids could only get in knee deep most of the day but we had a blast. Not too crowded and wasn’t overtaken with surfers as much pf Laguna is. My favorite spot so far!
Written July 4, 2020
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Thesorotas05
6 contributions
Cave and Secret Pools
Jun 2020
We checked the tides and have a lovely time climbing through the cave as the tide went out and discovering the secret pools. We went in the morning. Looks like when lifeguards are on duty that the cave is closed. We were asked to leave by the lifeguard around 10am.
Written June 19, 2020
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Derek P
1 contribution
Closed indefinitely!!! Covid then stair repair
May 2020 • Friends
We went to the beach only to find out it’s the only county beach that’s closed. On top of that, the guard informed us that it will be closed indefinitely since they are going to start stair repair.
Save yourself the brutal parking and pointless walk. Wish someone had mentioned it here.
Written May 19, 2020
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Jason
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Better than pictures!
Nov 2019 • Business
Amazing views, better than I could imagine!! I wanted to stay longer but had to get going.
It was quite enchanting, will definitely be going back soon!
Written February 20, 2020
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