(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:
|As you descend the stairs, eventually the foliage cover clears and you’ll get your first look at this beautiful beach
(First look at 1000 Steps Beach from the stairs)
(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!
(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
|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!
(More beautiful homes on the cliffs)
|The Cave at Thousand Steps Beach is located at the south end of the beach
|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.
|Beyond the southern entrance to the cave at Thousand Steps Beach, there is a private beach
|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
|this is the view looking back at Thousand Steps Beach from the rocks south of the cave.
|You will find shower and restrooms located at the base of the stairs of Thousand Steps Beach
(Showers and restrooms)
(View of beach access from the PCH)
(The dreaded 1000 steps)
Outside the citys sprawl stretches a beach awash in history, art, commerce, cuisine
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!
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.