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La Piedra State Beach

Location: 32700 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

How to get there

On Pacific Coast Highway between Decker Road and Encinal Canyon Road.

About La Piedra Beach

Popular for both surfing and fishing this sandy beach is accessed by taking a trail down from the parking lot on the bluff.  Make sure that you wear footwear suitable for hiking as there is no staircase or handrail, only a dirt and rock path. 

A great place to find shells and small sea life in among the rocks and sand it is rarely busy and often very quiet.  Not recommended for swimming due to the waves and the tides and of course there are no lifeguards.

Parking in the lot at the top of the cliff is $8 for the day, with a machine that accepts debit cards, but parking along the PCH is also possible for free and adds only a little extra walking.

Try to plan your visit for when the tide is low because during the high tide much of the beach is under water and there is a lot less room to move about.

Above the beach in parts are some private mansions with their own private steps leading down to the beach. These are all locked of course and should be avoided by the public.

As a county beach, La Piedra Beach has Picnic facilities, restrooms, stairs to beach, street parking, parking lot.

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With no cafe or restaurant nearby this is more a picnic type of beach so come prepared.

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Here is La Piedra State Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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