You can never go wrong with a day walk on the beach in California. The best part about these walks is that you can do them any time of the year and still enjoy most of what the area has to offer, and this is especially true about Luffenholtz Beach County Park. This shoreside park offers the Luffenholtz Beach County Park Trail for those looking for an easy going hike along the water.
The narrow trail is narrow and made from sand and compacted soil, and starts in either the north or south parking lot. If you start in the north parking lot, you'll find a shaded asphalt parking area that connects to the trail. Follow the trail, it will wind through a thick shrub for about a tenth of a mile before it enters the gravel and sandy beach, following along Luffenholtz Creek. The small creek descends down to the beach into the ocean, and trickles over boulders to create small waterfalls.
The trail turns from the creek, where it explores the rest of the beach and follows along the rocky shore, where you'll get an elevated view of the water. The sandy beach gets cut off from a grassy region, which is explored by the trail. After a short distance, the path connects to the southern portion of the trail and changed to a yellow sandy path that leads down to a beach right into the water.
Once you're done looking for shells, taking in the views, or just done walking, this southern trail leads east to the southern parking lot where there are restrooms, benches, and trash bins. The beach park and trail give you and Fido the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon outside and enjoy some time by the ocean to either swim, explore or whale watch.