BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Thousand Steps post, mostly due to weather conditions created by El Nino. With so many big swells and high tides, it’s been extremely tough to find a time to be able to get over to the pools when it wasn’t the middle of the night. But two weeks ago, the ocean gods aligned and gave us a whole four hours of play time at the pools!
Some baby barrels breaking on the shore.
My friend Tessa and I were lucky enough to find some free time during the week so the beach was particularly empty. We trekked over the rocks and over to our secret spot to discover we were the only people at both pools. The 70 degree water wasn’t too bad either 🙂
Playing mermaid with my beautiful friends.
Ever since starting my blog in the beginning of the year, my most popular post remains my day at Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna, CA. I went again last week and it was pretty crowded for a Thursday. We stayed at the beach for about five hours though, so it was definitely worth the trip down there 🙂
It was low tide as soon as we got to Laguna that day, so we headed straight over to the pools. I recently received a GoPro Hero 3+ for my birthday earlier this month so I brought it along in hopes of taking some sick water shots. I noticed they put up a new sign about no trespassing so the new owner seems a little more strict than the previous but luckily we had no problems the whole day.
The best part of my day: I got to hold a starfish! Honestly, I would have a pet starfish if I could because they are just the coolest creatures ever haha we left the pools around 6 pm to go back to the main beach and watch the sunset. We knew the tide was coming up so we only had a limited time to get back over the rocks. And thank goodness we left when we did because we saw a guy try and come back an hour after we did and he had cuts all over his leg from a giant wave hitting him and sweeping him off the rocks! Ouch!
We were able to stay for the sunset and it was still perfectly warm, beautiful and amazing even at 8 at night! I put together some pictures for you guys featuring our whole day at Thousand Steps. I also made a VIDEO of all of our adventures that day which I’m beyond stoked to share with all of you! Check it out below! 😀
All photos were taken with my GoPro 🙂
NOTE: There is no exact address for this location. Also, as of now, the pools are unreachable due to lifeguards standing on the rocks and blocking people from going over. 😦