Thousand Steps Beach

Setting: Beach

32101 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

About thousand STEPS BEACH

One of the greatest parts of being an Orange County Engagement Photographer is the great set of beaches along the county’s coastline. To be even more specific, Three16 Photography loves shooting Engagement Photography in this pristine area of  the county. Regardless if you spell it out by name or refer to it in number form, the fact remains, Thousand Steps Beach is one of the more beautiful locations in South Orange County. Located about a mile south of Table Rock Beach and kitty corner from Mission Hospital, Thousand Steps Beach Engagement Pictures in Laguna Beach by Three16 Photography will add a truly beautiful Orange County coastline to your engagement photos.

Some of the reasons we love Thousand Step Beach is not so much that it is hard to find, because it is. But because it is, there is a lot less foot traffic there. Less foot traffic translates to less people bumping into you during your session, less people walking through or behind the shot and less people staring, which may reduce any stress you may have when being watched. In addition, this beach is approximately 400 yards of amazing sand, waves and tide pools; when the tides are low of course. Closer towards the south end of the beach you will find a pretty cool cave that you can actually go in and explore. The tide pools and cave can make for some pretty amazing photography

One of the downsides to shooting your Thousand Step Beach engagement pictures here is actually finding this beach. If you can find parking off Pacific Coast Highway between 8th and 10th streets, you will be in good shape. Go across the street at 9th Street and you will find the small area that takes you to the steps. There are signs there to help you when you get close. The other downside is there is a reason as to why it is called Thousand Step Beach; it is all those steps! However, despite the name, there are really only about 230 steps, but you get quite the workout going up and down those stairs; especially going back up.

Having your Engagement Photography shot at Thousand Steps Beach is really worth the workout. You can learn more about Thousand Steps Beach by visiting

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