Great fun with our 5yr old! Beautiful views!

on Dana Point Beach Trail

3 months ago

Rocky. Check the tides. Glad I brought my trekking poles, made it a breeze, even w my toddler pack. Sunny, be mindful. Cool experience, no real inclination to head back though. Might be a fun/quick outing again in a couple three years.

I love the part of the hike that's in the refuge on the hill. Otherwise, I wasn't really feeling it. I'm more of a deep-in-the-forest hiker haha. But it really is beautiful and you'll definitely spot some wildlife out and about.

6 months ago

this is an awesome trail what views! I took it from the nature center at the top of the bluff and then down the ramp and stairs to the beach walked to the rocks at the end of the beach and back.looked for whales when I got back up didn't spot any

9 months ago


9 months ago


Sunday, August 20, 2017

This was a decent trail. I suppose the moderate rating stems from the rugged terrain. If you're not bothered by knee/ankle issues tho it's a fairly easy walk. Not much incline at all. Making sure you're stepping an rocks that's won't move when you step on them was the biggest challenge. Loved the cave at the end!!! That was AWESOME!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Beautiful scenery, well maintained trail.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy level with beautiful view and nice breeze!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great hike with the kid!!

Beautiful and easy

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It is more rocky beach walk than trail, dicey footing- slow going to avoid twisted ankles. It was pretty, but there are better beach trails nearby.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Easy hike. Right along the beach and the cave was very cool at the end. Lots of rocks. Wear good shoes. Best to go during low tide.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pretty rocky, but beautiful hike. Definitely make sure you go at low tide. Beautiful cave at the end. Did this hike with my 4 year old and almost 2 year old. My husband had to carry the little one the entire way. Definitely good to have a carrier. The 4 year old could manage.

Friday, February 17, 2017

safe trail, awesome view!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Nice little trail that ends at a sea cave! Make sure you check tidal charts, as trail is under water at high tide. Lot of rock scrambling!

Very pleasant hike along sandy trails through coastal brush. We did this hike as part of the longer Dana Point Headlands Trail. Beautiful views when we did the hike in the morning. We do it again another day closer to sunset. Should be outstanding.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

So beautiful, and who doesn't love having such easy access to the beach!? :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Love this trail. Nice to do with the family.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A gentle walk over sand and rocks. Fantastic tide pools. Ideal and 5 stars if you have children...a fun family learning experience.. Some very fun caves.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Great for family, not such a hard walk but, it's not so fun when the tide is high.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fun beach and the harbor is better. Lots to see and explorer. Makes for a great family day.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Absolutely love this hike - but it can be hell on your joints. Either you're walking on soft sand or over wobbly rocks, but you really cannot beat the views. So beautiful! Just remember to look up once in awhile.

Friday, June 20, 2014

No dogs allowed on the hike, unfortunately we had driven over an hour to check it out. So, my hubby and boys hopped over the pebbly path toward the cave and tide pools
while the dog and I climbed over the boulders that made up the jetty. Overall, it was a beautiful outing.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Great sunset spot!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My favorite hike anytime of the year....

Monday, November 07, 2011

Beautiful beach. I love the secret coves and cave over here. Plus free parking at strands!!

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