San Elijo State Beach

EASY 1 reviews

San Elijo State Beach is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Cardiff By The Sea, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 19 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



road biking

trail running




A nice walk along the beach from the cliffs where you will find many surfers as well as many local birds. San Elijo state beach is a major practice area for surfers of all levels. As you walk along the very flat, fine-grained beach you will also see many local bird species, and this area provides great amenities for surfers and campers such as restrooms, showers, and informational displays.

6 months ago

Very easy trail. If you want a work-out, this is not for you. I just wanted to get my dogs and myself out of the house. Nature is beautiful- for some, the highway noise may be irritant, but I will come back here - just relaxing.