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