Terranea Discovery Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
There is a great write up and description here: http://www.caopenspace.org/terranea.html
The Terranea Discovery Trail is a very simple out and back hike that takes you along the Pacific Ocean. The trail is well maintained. There are restrooms, water fountains, and benches throughout the hike. At the end of the hike there is a "sea cave" for you to explore. It is the safest to see during low tide. The trail for the most part is stroller accessible for those with a family.
The best place to park is at Pelican Cove Park (31300 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). The trail head is very close to this parking lot.
This hike will be boring for more intermediate and advanced hikers. It is great for families, families with kids, and beginners.