1000 Steps Beach Rating
Beach Personality: Uncrowded Beach in Popular Orange County California
1000 Steps Beach
Here’s the primary thing you need to know about 1000 Steps Beach. It isn’t really 1000 steps to the beach. It’s only 230 steep steps. If that makes you feel better, this may be the beach for you. Seriously, this beach is a commitment. Not so much getting there, but leaving. Since I’m neither particularly young nor fit, I was wondering if I would live out the rest of my days at 1000 Steps Beach. Thankfully, after many stops to rest, I did make it back to the top of the bluff.
While you’re at 1000 Steps Beach you can enjoy a clean pocket beach surrounded by beautiful homes along the steep bluff above. The beach is composed of coarse beige sand with some big rocks scattered along the shoreline and clear blue-green water. Beware of the rocks at high tide when they will be submerged and thus invisible. This is a good beach for skim boarding, body surfing, and boogie boarding because the waves are medium sized and break close to shore. Be aware of those shoreline rocks though. There were a few surfers here but, in my opinion, there are better surfing beaches nearby due to the near shore break.
- Boogie boarding
- Body surfing
- Skim boarding
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, limited free street parking nearby.
- Food – No.
- Lifeguard – No.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
None at the beach.
1000 Steps Beach is located at Ninth Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California, 92651.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin