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It's a state beach, so you can pay to park, but there's almost always spots right along the shoulder fronting the beach. I have long held that surf spots benefit from a special dispensation silently granted by California public officials at all levels. A surfing spot, and its free parking, are a tourism talisman, and to be respected as a cultural resource.

View north from Highway One. The rocky point that signifies a cobbled bottom and waves that hold up and peel off right.

View from top of staircase on Highway 1. That rock in the middle is where most of the action is. On good days, wave's sweep right and offer more than just one peak that locals know inside and out.