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La Piedra Beach

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Address: 32700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2534

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Difficult beach to reach, but offers quiet and solitude.

Beach Overview: La Piedra is the quietest of the three beaches (El Pescador, La Piedra, El Matador) that make up this section of the Malibu coast. This is the beach to go to, if... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2015
Boston, Massachusetts

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Malibu, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

No facilities, no lifeguards, no bathrooms, extremely limited parking, most locals only go there once. Otherwise, it's great!

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Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Trail to beach is by restrooms and parking machine. Relatively easy trail for most people but would want to help elderly or care very young kids on it. Parking lot holds 15 or 20 cars and best use pay the parking machine because enforcement does patrol and will ticket. La Piedra is another beautiful Malibu beach and cove. I enjoy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Beach Overview: La Piedra is the quietest of the three beaches (El Pescador, La Piedra, El Matador) that make up this section of the Malibu coast. This is the beach to go to, if you want to have it mostly to yourself, and don’t care about raw scenic beauty (El Matador). We arrived on a Friday morning at about 10AM... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Seems like all so cal beaches are wonderful but this one was nice and quiet. Great to get away from the crowds.

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Newbury Park
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

In Malibu, besides Zuma and Surfrider beaches, there are little state beaches like La Piedra sprinkled along the coast. This one has practically no parking and the steep walk down is not worth it.

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Reviewed 23 June 2013

It has a lot of wildlife and an occassional nude running around. Watch for parking violations if you don't submit the fee.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Its a little hard to find, but that is what makes coming here soooo worth it. At first, I didnt want to review, honestly, because this is my favourite beach because NO ONE IS EVER THERE, also, like i stated in the title ITS LITERALLY ALIVE, from sea stars, to anemones, little shrimps, to the moss covered cliff sides, every... More 

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