This remote beach access to Leucadia State Beach is popular with locals who like to walk along the beach at low tides.
Mural at Stone Steps beach access
From the top of Stone Steps Beach, you can see a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.
Here is a picture looking south toward Moonlight BeachLocation: Pacific Ocean in Encinitas in a residential area. (350 South El Portal, Encinitas, CA 92024)
Directions to Stonesteps Beach: see below
Parking: Limited street parking available.
Getting There: Climb down the many stone steps to the beach from parking area.
Things to See: Interesting mural, beautiful views, sunset over the Pacific Ocean, coastal erosion if you walk north or south along the beach at low tide.
Facilities: Trash cans at top of steps.
Services: None. Closest services to the south at Moonlight Beach Encinitas.
High Tide Access: High tide (more than 3 feet) can block access north or south as you walk along the beach. Check the projected tides at San Diego tide table.
Lifeguard: Lifeguards will occasionally patrol the beach in a jeep or truck.
Dogs: No dogs allowed.
Things NOT to Do: No alcohol, no glass containers, no smoking, no littering, no disturbing noise, no overnight sleeping, camping or parking.
Disability Access: None.
Hazards: Rip currents and steep cliffs.
Some beaches are best explored at low tide. Check out the tides and find maps and directions to the popular beaches below.
These are the top beaches in San Diego, listed from north to south:
Blacks Beach (Nude beach)
Blacks Beach (Surfer beach)
These are the top beaches in San Diego’s North County, listed from north to south: