Pirates Cove

EASY 16 reviews

Pirates Cove is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Avila Beach, California that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and surfing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

surfing

walking

beach

cave

views

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike to a natural cave. Great for pictures. Interesting, but unimpressed with the graffiti, broken glass and urine.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

It was a nice short hike! Not sure it should be listed as kid friendly, but that could just be my preference. There's a nude beach off to the side of the trail and the cave is littered with trash and tons of broken glass, which would be my biggest concern for the kids. But the view is nice at the cave!

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

One of my most favorite places to scramble around as a kid...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beautiful but short. Only complaint is that there was so much trash and the cave smelled like urine

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

perfect family hike.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Small hike. Great place to get some quite and enjoy the view of the pacific. Down at the bottom there's a nudist beach. Perfect spot for a full body tan

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

It was way too short and not a big challenge

Saturday, July 04, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2012