When you're on the coast of California, there's no way to avoid seeing the gorgeous ocean and crashing waves on the sandy beaches. But when hardly any beaches are dog-friendly in the area, it can be hard to enjoy these pretty scenes with man's best friend. Thankfully in Cambria, the Lampton Cliffs Park is the best place to walk Fido and explore the coast.
The park is also known as Lampton Cliffs County Park and features a paved looping trail that explores the 2.1-acre piece of land. Parking is available on the northeast side of the park, where hikers can enjoy open spots on a gravel parking lot. Other then the trail, there are no other amenities, so be sure to bring water and clean-up bags. The trail connects to the parking area where it starts to explore the park, winding through overgrown fields, bushes, and plant plots where wildflowers grow in the summer months.
The trail forms a circle, and forks off to a path that exits the park and connects to the main road on the west side of the park, and another path that connects to boardwalk steps that lead down to the rocky beach. During low tide, you and your pup can step down to the sandy portion and explore tide pools and round boulders that make up the beach. High Tide will come in and overtake the small beach, but you and Fido will still be able to enjoy it from the bottom of the steps where there is a bench.
There is another bench and picnic table at the top of the steps, where you and Fido can watch the whales off the coast, or enjoy a nice picnic after walking. With room to play, walk, or just sit and relax this park is an amazing place to take your pup for an afternoon outside.