Laguna Beach-1000 Steps Beach

Laguna Beach, California

1000 Steps Beach is located between 8th and 10th Avenue in Laguna Beach just south of Pacific Coast Highway. This secluded beach is great for swimmers and surfers. Lifeguards and restroom facilities are present. Street parking is available in the residential areas. It is recommended to cross at the crosswalk as it can be dangerous to attempt crossing elsewhere along the Highway. As the name suggests, there is a long access stairway to the beach which leads to the strand and tidepools. The stairs are steep so please use caution.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 5th, 2020. Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 5th, 2020 at 5:38 PM.
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Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
Monitoring Frequency

Laguna Beach-1000 Steps Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

Water Quality Graph

Laguna Beach-1000 Steps Beach

Laguna Beach, California

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on April 5th, 2020. Orange County Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on April 5th, 2020 at 5:38 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

1000 Steps Beach is located between 8th and 10th Avenue in Laguna Beach just south of Pacific Coast Highway. This secluded beach is great for swimmers and surfers. Lifeguards and restroom facilities are present. Street parking is available in the residential areas. It is recommended to cross at the crosswalk as it can be dangerous to attempt crossing elsewhere along the Highway. As the name suggests, there is a long access stairway to the beach which leads to the strand and tidepools. The stairs are steep so please use caution.

Reminders: There is a 3-day rain advisory after each rain storm, use caution as bacteria levels can increase during this period. The County Environmental Health staff advises swimmers that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in ocean and bay waters adjacent to storm drains, creeks and rivers. Swimmers should avoid coastal waters impacted by discharging storm drains creeks and rivers, and beach users should avoid contact with any runoff on the beach during dry or wet weather conditions. As an extra precaution remain 500 ft away on either side from any outfalls.

Monitoring Frequency

Laguna Beach-1000 Steps Beach is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Swim Guide updates for Orange County are maintained by Orange County Coastkeeper based on information about water quality provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency, through the Ocean Water Protection Program at www.ocbeachinfo.com

Water Quality Graph

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Laguna Beach, California
Laguna Beach, California
Laguna Beach, California
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