I was hoping for a hike to the beach here. Sadly the road is paved all the way out to the beach. Other than that disappointing fact the beach and area surrounding it are beautiful. If you want a quiet fun Beach place to take you kids to play this is it. Sadly not the hike I was looking for.
From the Guadalupe Dunes park at the end of W. Main St, head south to Mussel Rock. In this El Nino winter with weeks of heavy surf, the last mile of beach has been waved away. From Oct thru Feb. the Snowy Plover fences are removed and you can walk on the dunes (generally easier than the soft sand beach). These dunes are the highest on the Pacific Coast (about 400 ft alt.) and are spectacular. The view overlooking Paradise Beach to the south of Mussel Rock is not to be missed. We tried to get onto P. Beach but turned back as too risky for us. Decided that this Paradise was well named, alluring, beautiful... but you can't quite get there.
These directions are outdated; they will take you to Point Sal Trail, a steep rigorous climb then down to the beach.
To see the Guadaloupe Dunes, you now need to go to Guadaloupe Dunes Regional Park at the end of Main St. in Guadaloupe. Don't miss it; spectacular!
David D. on Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve to Mussel Rock
Great place with some fishing at the Oso Flako Lakes. Cool dunes to explore. And if you go there expect it to be windy!!