Fodor's Expert Review 1,000 Steps Beach
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). Sea caves and tide pools enhance this already beautiful natural spot. The beach is a rare dog-friendly spot. Amenities: showers. Best for: snorkeling; surfing; swimming.