Nestled between Fort Bragg and Mendocino on the lovely California coast, beachgoers can find a pupperdise in the small unincorporated town of Caspar. The Caspar Headlands State Beach offers up a pawfect spot to take in the sun and sand with your pup.
Right off of Point Cabrillo Drive is where you'll find access to this furbulous beach in the deep cove of Caspar Anchorage. This sandy spot is adjacent to the headlands and sandwiched between Doyle and Caspar Creeks. Your pup is welcome on the beach with you, provided they stay on leash, even in the water. Frolic in the sand, try your hand at fishing, or just take it easy and enjoy the ocean views. If you are lucky, you may see migrating gray whales. While the beach is safer than other area beaches for swimming, rip currents and cold temperatures can make it undesirable.
Around the beach, and north in the headland areas of the park and adjacent Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve, you can find many trails to hike, some that lead to coastal overlooks. From the beach, you can pick up the trails in the northeast corner near the headlands. There's also a trailhead on Caspar Road near a historic white brick building.
Make it a vacation and stay at the Caspar Beach RV Park and campground nearby off of Point Cabrillo Drive. The campgrounds allow you to bring a tent, an RV or rent a cabin. The campground also features an arcade and a playground, and houses plenty of restrooms and shower areas. There's even a convenience store on site for snacks and drinks.
Trash cans are located in various spots around the campground and the beach, so make sure to bring clean-up bags and pick up after your pup. Have enough water on hand to share with your thirsty pup too.
For a pawrific day exploring a gorgeous California beach, bring your pup to the Caspar Headlands State Beach!