As the Pacific Ocean crashes on the shores of Luffenholtz Beach in the scenic city of Trinidad, all kinds of dogs are playing in the tide pools having the time of their lives.
Trinidad is a seaside affair with history always on show. Access to the beach is just south of Trinidad along Scenic Drive, where you'll find a free parking lot. There are restrooms and picnic tables up on the tree-lined bluff that is a pupular spot to catch the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and California coast. A steep trail consisting of many stairs leads you down to the beach from the parking area.
Undoubtedly the best part of this scenic pupperdise is that your dog can ditch the leash and freely explore the sloped water areas. However, have that leash handy, as they will need to be leashed on dry sand, on the bluff, and on the path and parking areas.This rugged coastline has strips of sand where woofers can relish in the ambiance while playing fetch with pieces of driftwood. Check out the tide pools for wildlife, but give any animals you find some space. Or take a leisurely stroll along this rocky cove for shells. Luffenholtz Creek can sometimes flow across the beach as it finds its way to the ocean. Note that swimming is dangerous and not recommended here as the surf can get pretty rough and there are slippery, sharp rocks.
The tide dictates the size of the beach, so be aware of its cycle, or you may become stranded from the way back to your car. Anytime your dog is off leash, be sure they are under voice command at all times. There are no amenities, so bring all you may need for a safe and fun day out on the shoreline. The area offers little shade, making a shade umbrella a good idea. Have fresh water and a bowl on hand for your thirsty pup, as well as clean-up bags, and always pick up after your beach dog.
For a pupperific time on the gorgeous California coast with your adventure dog, head to furbulous Luffenholtz Beach!