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1,000 Steps Beach

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Address: Ninth Ave and Pacific Coast Hwy, South Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949 661 7013
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Best Beach in Orange County!

Beautiful beach with crystal clear blue waters, great waves for surfing, has life guards, not crowded so you can spend some quality time. During high tide, the waves can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LalithaSetty
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach with crystal clear blue waters, great waves for surfing, has life guards, not crowded so you can spend some quality time. During high tide, the waves can get little rough so watch out if you are planning to swim. The caves are beautiful and you can only access them during low tide. So check tide schedule online before... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery and beach is really unique and stunning. I don't think it's a very good swimming beach though due to the very shallow break and undertow. The stairs are absolutely doable - taking me 5 mins to get down and 10mins tops getting up.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely LOVED this secluded, quiet beach! Although, I don't know how long it will stay like that. Right on the Pacific Coast Hwy and 9th Avenue in Southern Laguna, there are some steep steps (there aren't 1000 as the name states, it's about 250 steps down to the beach) which lead you to the secluded area. On the left side,... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is for those wanting to go over the weekend. Parking is scarce. If you don't mind walking a block or two... you will find free parking right on PCH. To guarantee yourself a spot, go early in the morning. There is a restroom area at the bottom of the steps, just as you hit the sand onto the... More 

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Waco, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son rented a house for the summer and this was the back yard. Had its own steps and they were not a breeze for a 70 yr old, but the end was worth it. It stayed pretty full and was patroled often and no drinking allowed so was a calm crowd.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice secluded beach just a thousand steps down from the main road. Hard to find without knowing about it but worth the stop. Have to park on main highway.

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Thank HappyTourist57
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Love this beach.. But long way down.. Really long way up .. When you finely get to the beach It's worth if it's like being in Hawaii .. Lovely sand crashing waves and Blue sky's .. Worth a visit !

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Thank Christine B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The steps are a definite work out that you will feel the next day HOWEVER it is sooo worth it! The beach is Beautiful. One of the nicest beaches I've been to in Cali. The water was cold at first but not much. After awhile u warm up to it. Careful of the strong waves though.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Wow what a workout! Its about 280 steps down to a non packed, good for everything beach. This beach is great for exploring. The caves and reef make it extra special. Dont forget to pack a snack for this place as you have to walk up the steep stairs to get back out. There is a bathroom and shower at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Definitely not 1000 steps only about 213 one way but it is a really neat and pretty expierence. Recommend using the shuttle tho cause there isn't much parking (there is no parking at the steps) we had to walk on the highway a block or so to get there. No sidewalk but a huge bike lanes made it bareable. Beach... More 

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