La Piedra State Beach has beautiful sandstone cliffs, and fine reefs and kelp forests for diving. The trail down to the beach is steep but well kept. If you enjoy surf-fishing, then cast out near the kelp beds and you may catch a large white sea bass. In October, lobster season opens so put on a mask and gloves and catch a few for the barbeque. When the wind is strong and the ocean is choppy, the thick kelp beds still provide glassy conditions for surfing.
Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset
Parking: The parking lot is open from 8 a.m.- Sunset. The fee is $2.00. Pay in the meter box for an all day pass.
Food/dining: You must pack your own food and drink in and out of the beach.
Restrooms: Portable restrooms are located at the trailhead.