1,000 Steps Beach
1,000 Steps Beach
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Not quite a thousand steps but certainly a steep and winding flight of stairs that descend down to this stunning beach. A popular spot for surfing, the waves here grow large and offer up a bit of a challenge. You can also take a kayak tour in the area to explore sea caves and spot sea lions out in the ocean. Due to the steep descent, this beach is not easily accessible for those with mobility issues and parking is a distance away and fills up early. Check tide schedules in advance as high tides can cover a great deal of the beach. – Tripadvisor
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helloesra
Istanbul, Türkiye12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Very beatiful unorganized beach. You could park your car/moto on the road and walk down through the stairs to reach the ocean.
Written 24 July 2023
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CLNJL
Denver, CO114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
A beautiful beach with plenty of room to spread out! The stairs deter little kids so that’s nice. The seagulls were serious about digging all the snacks out of your bag! Be good neighbors and chase them away while others are swimming!
Written 19 March 2022
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tonih0214
Inglewood, CA27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The hotel is right off the beach. You walk down a flight of steps and you are right there. During the morning it's high tide, so ocean is covering 90% of the sand. Later in the afternoon during low tide is when the sand is accessible and you can walk or relax on the beach, play in the ocean, etc.
Written 15 February 2022
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Hotelsnobb
Boston, MA922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
About 250 steps down to the beach. Steep staircase...make sure to hold onto the handrail. Beautiful beach at the bottom, so worth the extra effort. The climb back up is tiring, but there are landings to take breaks, and most of the way is shaded.
Parking is on the street wherever you can find it.
Written 18 August 2021
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Justin
Amherst, MA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
This was a fun place to visit. Parking was alittle tough, but the beach itself was nice. It wasn’t that busy, the caves were fun to go through and explore the rocks. It was good for a walk but kids would have a blast too. By chance I happen to see a group of dolphins swimming just off the beach (not sure if this is normal but it was awesome!!).
Written 25 February 2021
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a famous beach for good reason. Amazing views and wide sand make this a dreamy place. Parking is on the highway.
Written 10 October 2020
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Spela H
Irvine, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
An amazing experience! We have lived in OC for 17 years and I have been to that beach before, but only because we used to work out on those stairs. Walking down the stairs toward the beach feels very tropical because of the greenery providing the shade while you walk the stairs. Definitely not for someone who has health conditions and wont be able to walk back up. Once you get down to the sand the water is amazing. You can choose between the areas where the waves are huge and small lagoons where the rocks protect the water from being wild and you can actually swim. We walked in both directions as far as possible and to the right we were able to go under the rocks to a small privet beach. The cave was amazing and such a beautiful creation of nature. The beach wasn’t too crowded even though it was a Labor Day Saturday. Will definitely come back.
Written 6 September 2020
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flyb0yfrankie
New Jersey4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The shoreline was absolutely wonderful the sunsets spectacular and so close to the city it’s a secret gym
Written 27 August 2020
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Sandra B
San Clemente, CA2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We were there during the lowest tide 1-3:30 pm; we looked up the tide times for our day. 7/20. The life guard consistently turned people around the whole time. He even stopped people that got to a place Close to take cool pictures. There is a sign about a football field away from the cave entrance and you were not allowed past that point. When you did the LG came running. Everyone was respectful and kind. So the advice I have go between 7-10 am making sure the tide isn’t too bad on your day during those times because that can be when tide is releasing from a high tide or rising to a high tide. Today at 10:45 am it was a mid high tide. My kids were bummed.
Written 20 July 2020
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Paigescelfo
Houston, TX13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Stunning views.....Beautiful beach with massive waves. Kids could only get in knee deep most of the day but we had a blast. Not too crowded and wasn’t overtaken with surfers as much pf Laguna is. My favorite spot so far!
Written 4 July 2020
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