Off South Coast Highway at 9th Street, 1,000 Steps Beach is a hard-to-find spot tucked away in a neighborhood with great waves and hard-packed, white sand. There aren't really 1,000 steps down (but when you hike back up, it'll certainly feel like it). Amenities: parking. Best for: sunset; surfing; swimming.
South Coast Hwy., at 9th St., Laguna Beach, California, 92652, USA