La Piedra State Beach Part 1 – Getting to the beach

La Piedra BeachLa Piedra State Beach is an easily overlooked beach along PCH. (Map)The day of my visit it was 89 degrees, all the beaches along the coast were mobbed and I still was able to get a spot in the parking lot. At La Piedra you will find some relief from the crowd.

La Piedra Beach2La Piedra 3Like the rest of the California State Beaches La Piedra is a Fee Use Facility. Simply pay the machine and stick the receipt on your dash. The amenities are minimal but there is a few picnic tables, and porta-potties.

La Piedra 4 La Piedra Fee Station La Piedra State Beach Facilities La Piedra State Beach Parking

 

If you can’t find parking, or don’t want to pay, head back out and park along PCH.

La Piedra Beach Trail Head

The trail head is not exactly hard to find but it’s not clearly marked either.

La Piedra 9

Just around the bend and you are rewarded with the first view of the beach.

La Piedra State Beach Trail

 

La Piedra State Beach Trail

Just past this point the trail will split, stay to the left.

La Piedra State Beach wrong Trail La Piedra State Beach wrong Trail

 

I took the trail to the right and it was a big mistake.

Part 2 is the beach and getting back…..

 

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4 thoughts on “La Piedra State Beach Part 1 – Getting to the beach”

    1. I saw surfers and sunbathers but I didn’t spot any swimmers. At the bottom of the bluff is rocky but just down shore a bit is sandy.

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