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Thousand Steps Beach | Laguna Beach Hike

Thousand Steps Beach Hike: Thousand Steps is a popular white sandy beach in South Laguna Beach, CA. It’s one of the longest beaches in Laguna Beach and features a public restroom, volleyball court and even an cave! Although this is not a traditional hiking trail, 1,000 steps provides an excellent setting for hikers that want to interval train for an upcoming hill hike, such as Saddleback Mountain or Sitton Peak.

The name 1,000 steps is derived from the long, narrow stair case that transcends down to the beach. Although not literally a 1,000 steps, it certainly does feel like a 1,000 steps walking down to the beach!

Thousand Steps beach is a popular beach as well as work out spot, especially during the weekends. If you plan on going and want to limit the crowds, try visiting during off peak hours.

Estimated Time: 1 hour

Total Distance: 1- 2 miles (round-trip)

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Map & Directions

Total Distance (miles)

Thousand Steps is one of the longest sandy beaches in Laguna Beach

Total Estimated Time (hours)

Excellent sunset watching area

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When to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall: If you want to avoid crowds, it’s recommended to visit Thousand Steps Beach during the midweek and avoid popular summer months as the staircase is a popular workout & beach spot.

Dog Friendly

No, dogs are not permitted during the summer months at Thousand Steps Beach.

Trail Map

Trail Directions

Address for GPS: 31972 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Why We Liked It

If you want a quick beach hike or want to add some training to you regiment, Thousand Steps Beach is for you! The steps are very challenging and are an excellent workout for seasoned or new hikers. Try one trip up and down and then add additional reptitions as you see fit.

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