Thousand Steps Beach
1000 Steps Beach is a long sandy beach
Perfect for sunning, volleyball, and skimboarding
in South Laguna Beach!



There’s not quite 1000 steps down the beach access staircase to Thousand Steps Beach, (its actually just under 230 - or about 12 flights) but there are enough steps to get you breathing hard on the way back up!

It's common to find locals swimming, tidepooling, snorkeling, diving, skimboarding and playing volleyball on this beautiful beach. And did we mention- there's a really cool CAVE at the southern end of the beach?!?


Thousand Steps Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California

(Thousand Steps Beach (1000 Steps Beach) in Laguna Beach)

Rumor has it that there's some great diving (snorkeling and scuba) in the reefs on both sides of the beach, but I have yet to carry gear down the steps to find out. If you decide to go exploring, most locals recommend the reef toward the right- send me a message and let me know what you think!

Thousand Steps Beach:
1000 Steps Beach Photos

As you descend the stairs, eventually the foliage cover clears and you’ll get your first look at this beautiful beach Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California
(First look at 1000 Steps Beach from the stairs)
Skimboarders at Thousand Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(Skimboarders at 1000 Steps Beach)
The shorebreak draws skimboarders from all over to glide across the soft sand of 1000 Steps Beach and launch through the waves!
You could also play volleyball on this sandy beach! The court is set up on the far right of the beach! Volleyball at Thousand Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(Volleyball court)
Home at Thousand Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(Home on the cliff)
And of course just like most beaches in Laguna Beach, you’ll find amazing homes nestled into the cliffs!
If you enjoy exploring the local marine life- you'll find fun tidepools here Tidepools at Thousand Steps Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
Sunset at Thousand Steps Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California If you plan to spend your day here, make an effort to enjoy the sunset. The beautiful colors of the sky during the setting sun is definitely worth it!

Thousand Steps beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California

(More beautiful homes on the cliffs)

Thousand Steps Beach:
1000 Steps Beach Cave

The Cave at Thousand Steps Beach is located at the south end of the beach Cave at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California
Cave at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California This is a little closer look inside the cave. During daylight, it's really well lit- because of the large entrances at both ends!
This is the view looking out of the southern end of the cave. On the other side, lies a private beach with some small tidepools. Cave at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California


Beyond the Cave at Thousand Steps Beach

Beyond the southern entrance to the cave at Thousand Steps Beach, there is a private beach Sunset at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California
Private Beach at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California but you also might find a beautiful sunset setting behind the waves as they crash upon the rocks!
There are also some small sandy tidepools Tidepools at Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California
Thousand Steps Beach 1000 steps beach, Laguna Beach, California this is the view looking back at Thousand Steps Beach from the rocks south of the cave.


Thousand Steps Beach:
1000 Steps Beach Facilities

You will find shower and restrooms located at the base of the stairs of Thousand Steps Beach Facilities at Thousand Steps Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(Showers and restrooms)
Thousand Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(View of beach access from the PCH)
Thousand Steps Beach, Laguna Beach, California
(The dreaded 1000 steps)


Thousand Steps Beach in the News

Outside the citys sprawl stretches a beach awash in history, art, commerce, cuisine

- (07/13/2008 Boston.com)
N.Regis shares the quintessential Laguna Beach experiences of finding local eateries and visiting secluded beaches like Thousand Steps Beach...

Musician Matt Costa shares some of his favorite things, including 1000 Steps Beach

- (10/19/2007 OC Weekly)
In this interview, Matt Costa describes his favorites, including Thousand Steps Beach and some of the reasons why it makes his list...

Thousand Steps Beach
1000 Steps Beach Parking

Since most visitors will be driving to Thousand Steps Beach, you should be aware that there is very limited parking Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Additional free parking on the residential streets across PCH. Be courteous and make sure that you don’t block any driveways!

Thousand Steps Beach:
1000 Steps Beach Location

You’ll find the beach access stairs for Thousand Steps Beach located at the intersection of Coast Highway and 9th Street in South Laguna Beach.




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