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Beach : 1000 Steps
City : Laguna Beach

Location / Directions :

9th St & Pacific Coast Hwy
A long stairway just north of Catalina St leads down the bluff to the beach

Hours :

6 AM - 9 PM

Parking :

Metered Street Parking

Phone :

(949) 661-7013

Description :

There aren't really 1,000 steps leading from Pacific Coast Highway down to the beach—there are only about 227. Still, it's quite a hike, especially going up. This is a popular beach for surfers and lovers alike, the latter often going late at night for a romantic evening cuddling on the sand. It's not very practical if you have kids or a lot of things to carry, so just bring yourself and a loved one and enjoy the solitude and the sand. Parking can be found at the meters on the street.

This beach attracts people largely for two reasons: the surfing is great and there is an all-natural Stairmaster. There aren't 1000 steps steps, but it's still a nice hike up from the beach. The beach is partially rocky and uncrowded. The surfing is good and tidepools appear at low-tide for you to explore. Restrooms and lifeguards available on the beach.

Lifeguard OCTD #1 LB Red Line

Activities :

Fishing, Surfing & Diving

Facilities :

Restrooms, Lifeguard

Links :

Heal the Bay Weekly Beach Report (North Orange County)

Orange County Marine Refuge Project