Flower-filled meadows, wooded pathways, walk-in tent campsites, secluded beaches and more than 20 trails await you at the 4,800 acre park. You can even rent horses here and ride the paths.
Last May, we were lucky enough to find ourselves here again. As you can see, the California poppies and wild lupine were blooming wildly that day.
Here's a close-up picture of lupines and poppies blowing in the breeze, with just a touch of sea salt in the air.
Walk along the grassy meadows and you'll see plenty of butterflies. It was right around here that we also found not one, but two, four-leaf clovers. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of this miracle. So, you'll just have to believe me. But even if you don't find any four-leaf clovers, you'll consider yourself lucky just to be in this lovely spot.
As you head towards the beach, you'll walk among wildflowers, trees and grassy meadows. The trees provide much-needed shade on a hot, sunny day.
Keep walking up the tiny path, overflowing with giant wild phlox and other wildflowers. Overhead, you'll see hawks looking for lunch, while below, little lizards scurry off into the plants.
After walking a few miles among this beautiful scenery, what do you reach? Good question.
Look what awaits you at the end of the trail. A perfect picnic place. Find yourself a comfy spot and look around. See how that yellow lupine hangs stubbornly to the cliff, even in the blustery ocean breezes?
A peek at the beach at the end of the trail. Now wasn't that worth the walk? Spend a couple hours at this state park for an unforgettable day in what many call one of the world's most beautiful locations.
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