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