Garrapata State Park and Beach is a reasonably sized piece of beachfront that offers great scenic views, miles of hiking trails, and many opportunities to experience the flora and fauna that populate this once-massive redwood forest. If you're looking to talk a walk with your canine, there are roughly two miles of total paths to explore. Hiking can enter via the Soberanes Canyon Trailhead located just across from the main entrance gate.
This will lead you into the full trail complex, after which you can choose to climb the fifty-foot elevation and get a look at the coastline, or hike down into the canyon itself and enjoy the 1.25 miles of looping, rocky walls. Canines are more than welcome to accompany you on either of these trails as long as owners keep them on a leash no longer than eight feet in length.
As no dog stations exist here, make sure to bring baggies in case your canine leaves something behind. Fishing is a beautiful way to spend your time here in Garrapata State Park and Beach, with many saltwater species populating these coastal waters. No equipment rental exists here, so visitors must bring all necessary equipment before engaging in this particular sport.
Fishing licenses are available for sale via the California State Parks' website. Dogs are allowed to accompany fishermen down to the coast, as long as they stay securely leashed up throughout their stay. If you are more a fan of being out on the waves, windsurfing is a very popular past in Garrapata State Park and Beach.
Guests are encouraged to attempt this demanding sport, with rentals being offered throughout the warmer months. Canines are asked to stay off of rental equipment, as well as any indoor rental stations. Guided beach tours are offered throughout the calendar year, more information on which can be found on the California Parks' website.