Thousand Steps Beach

Thousand Steps Beach is a very large beach with a cave at the south end. There is a restroom and shower at the bottom of the stairs along with several volleyball courts. Despite the name, there are approximately 220 steep stairs.

Beach Access

Look for the entrance to the steps at the intersection of 9th and Coast Highway.

North View

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South View

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One of the many amazing homes perched high above on the cliffs over looking Thousand Steps Beach.

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The cave at the south end of Thousand Steps Beach can be difficult to enter at high tide. After entering the cave you pop out the back side and onto a rocky area. Beyond that is a private beach.


There are a limited number of free parking spaces along Coast Highway at 9th Street. There are also some parking spaces in the residential area up 9th Street.

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