The trailhead for the Kehoe Beach Trail is off Pierce Point Road, and there you'll find a portable toilet but no water source or waste station, so be sure to bring clean up bags and bottles of water for you and the fur-buddy. There is no shelter from the sun here, so a hat might be a good addition, and definitely some sunscreen. And remember that pooches can get sunburnt too!
After walking from the trailhead, you'll begin to notice grass-covered dunes near the beach, pawrfect for a hide-away or play with Fido. If it's spring, the wildflowers along the trail will astound you. Salmonberry bushes wear shocking pink flowers on their branches along with orange-red berries, lupine and blooming mustard plants abound, and the intense red of California poppies appears on the low grassy hills along the trail.
At the end of the trail is a lone bench that tempts you to sit and breathe in the ocean. Many birds live in the dunes, and omnipresent seagulls may dive-bomb if they think you have food to share. Because the trail follows the course of a small stream, a small freshwater lagoon sits near the bluff where the stream exits and is home to waterfowl, brush rabbits, bobcats and even mountain lions. And cows.
While this is a popular trail for those who know about it, those numbers are small. The end result is a quiet, secluded walk among furbulous views and a gorrrgeous beach to relax on. What could be better?