Trail is paved for the first half-mile to a viewing area and several picnic sites. From there the trail is not accessible for wheelchairs. The trail then turns and goes down to the open dunes that leads to the beach. Find out how a dunes restoration project maintains the view and access to the dunes for this popular trail.
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Beaches & Dunes
Trail traverses open dunes. Lots of sand here!
Easy to Intermediate
Goes through dunes, tree islands and views of Pacific Ocean
Beach Access Limited to Protect Snowy Plovers March 15 - Sept 15
Beach access near plover nesting areas is limited during their breeding season, March 15 - September 15. In these areas, dry sand beach is CLOSED to entry. Within most plover nesting areas, dogs (on and off leash), kites (including drones), motorized vehicles, non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles) are prohibited in both dry and wet sand beach.
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