First, a clarification: despite the name, alcohol is prohibited at Beer Can Beach. The beach has plenty of other things going for it, however. Although access is located directly in a residential neighborhood, the parking is free and generally easy. Because it receives a little less traffic than neighboring beaches, you'll have no trouble finding a spot to yourself. Dogs are welcome on this well-maintained beach as long as they are leashed.
The beach is a popular choice for both surfing and fishing. While the beach isn't as well-known for its wildlife as other beaches in the area, the ice plants that cling to the side of the cliffs make for some beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, though there are no posted curfews, fires are not allowed on the beach.