Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove from Shell Beach

EASY 62 reviews
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Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove from Shell Beach is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pismo Beach, California that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 344 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

beach

cave

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1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

A great hike especially for beginners, nice views until you get to the cave (garbage and graffiti) but there's plenty of other areas to explore.

walking
3 months ago

Good place to walk small dogs

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful beach. Cave had quite a lot of litter but hike was very pleasant.

hiking
5 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

Trash on trail and graffiti on and in the cave. Was beautiful at one point before the trash and graffiti.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

A favorite short hike. Lovely views, nice breezes, that great cave. Along with others, I am bothered by the amount of trash I see here. I suggest that every time we hike here we pick up just one thing, and that we suggest this to other hikers. That way the angels who do major cleanups won't have to be alone with it.

birding
8 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful hike, cave was amazing, nudist beach. Wish people would pick up their trash.

walking
9 months ago

Perfect walk between Easter dinner and desert. Gorgeous view and just enough of a challenge for my first hike 2 weeks post total knee replacement. I walked the paved part, the family completed the entire trail and we all loved it ! Can't wait to go again, next time all the way...