Most people come to this site to visit the Basilica and shrine. The hiking trail is adequate but does not have any observation or rest points along the route. Signage is sufficient for a point-to-point hiking trail. The path is a natural trail which means that leaves, tree roots, and stumps scatter the pathway. Hills are small and easy. Today's fall foliage was fantastic and worth the trip in and if itself.
Nice little beach and walk any time the surf isn't up. When the surf is good it's crowded. Not too many years ago a couple of people stole a boat from one of the marinas and it ended up being beached here one day we were walking it. Craziest and dumbest city government anywhere to allow a Taco Bell to be built on this beach.