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1,000 Steps Beach

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Address: 31972 Pacific Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Can be pretty quiet due to the difficulty getting there.

Nice beach in classic Laguna. Surrounded by houses with amazing views. Lot's of rocks and boulders in the water.

Reviewed 4 days ago
marc c
Mission Viejo, California

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice beach in classic Laguna. Surrounded by houses with amazing views. Lot's of rocks and boulders in the water.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach and great views, however parking is not good. Maybe an early start to this location would be better, but low tide is better for the caves. All in all a worth while adventure to 1,000 Steps Beach.

Thank radmad
los angeles, ca
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach. Fairly secluded. Well worth the climb both in and out. Visited 3 or 4 times the past few years, and each time we loved it.

Thank everythingyoucando
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach with beautiful sunsets. This beach requires fitness. Parking is difficult and you must be able to climb up and down lots of stairs.

Thank kpburgo
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54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I just say that because it's more do able to go down (or up) 100 stairs than 1000 this entrance is rigth on 9th st. It a great little area mostly for people in the area because there is not a lot of parking unless you come in the trolley during the summer. There is no bathrooms or places to... More 

Thank Sandra S
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So many steps to get down and up! But pretty cool once your on the beach. If you go to your left you can go to a sea cave that brings you to a small pool. Sea water crashes in and keeps the pool constantly full. If you continue to explore the private areas there are other private pools that... More 

Thank Sclour
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You actually have to hit this spot 2 times during your stay in Laguna, once at low tide to climb through the caves and once at high tide to see the pool! Or bring lunch and stay all day! It's worth every step, looks like in Hawaii in our own back yard.

1 Thank Tanya S
Laguna Hills, California
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71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This location is tucked away in south laguna. Great place to go spend an afternoon for a more local vibe.

Thank Samantha H
Washington, DC
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great place to walk the steps. The payoff is the beach below. It gets crowded in the summer. Park across the street.

Thank GlobalAdventurist
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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430 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

No joke there are 1,000 steps to this beach. Bring out of shape, I huffed and puffed my way up and down, but local exercise enthusiasts run up and down these steep steps for fun. Yikes! Once on the beach, the views are magnificent, and the sunset is breathtaking. There are mansions at the top of the cliff - including... More 

Thank Bonnie T

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