Hike: 4.1 miles total, but there are many trails you can take Level: Easy
Montaña del Oro State Park is a beautiful, coastal park in San Luis Obispo County. With a stunning shoreline and 8,000 acres to explore, this is a great day trip. During extreme low tide I imagine you can get into a lot of the remarkable sea caves which are visible from the trails. Some of the highlights of the hike will include Corallina Cove, Quarry Cove, Spooner’s Cove and Grotto Rock.
Personal Experience: Whenever we take our road trips, we usually make plans to stop off every couple hours. This spot was a couple hours in between our other two places to visit that day and looked beautiful from the photos I saw online. I have to say though, in person it was even better! I think that is often the case though. Photos cannot truly capture the magic which can only be experienced in person.
This shoreline reminded me a bit of the La Jolla Coves we have in San Diego, but on an even more impressive level. The coastline will only continue to astound you more if you make your way into Monterey County. There is a campsite here that I definitely would not mind staying at, especially if we woke up to all the glorious fog that was there during our trip!
Look at all those sea caves down there! I imagine during an extreme low tide you can get into at least a couple of them!