Pack up your pooch, head over to Luffenholtz Beach County Park, and get ready for some puptacular scenery! True to the rugged nature of the Northern California coastline, this park has gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, a wide beach with rocky outcroppings, and pawsome tide pools. People love parks, and people love dogs, and if they can have the two together, life is so much the better!
The park rests atop a rocky cliff. Follow the narrow path out to the end of the outcropping and enjoy the amazing views. Keep your furry friend close to your side since there is a significant drop off at the end. Look to the north and you’ll see the post card worthy village of Trinidad. Before heading back on the trail, snap a photo with your pup with the charming coastal town in the background. Picnic tables are available in the park. Pack a sandwich for you and a bone for your pup and enjoy the beautiful scenery while you eat.
If your pal wants some time on the sand, take the staircase down to the beach. Not only are dogs welcome on this beach, which can be a hard thing to come by in these parts, your furry friend can romp around off leash on the wave slope. That means your pal can splash in the waves without being tied down. They’ll be in heaven! Just be sure you clip the leash back one when you are walking across the dry sand. Your dog will have plenty of shoreline to play on during low tide. They’ll also love climbing on the rocks and examining the tide pools.
Be sure to bring water and a bowl, so your pooch can stay
hydrated. Carry a couple clean up bags and do your part to keep the park tidy.
Since this area can be cool and windy, it’s not a bad idea to also have a
jacket on hand. No bones about it, this park will make your pup’s tail wag!