Getting to the Beach
Favorite thing: The parking area for Leo Carrillo State Beach is across the Pacific Coast Highway, and costs $10 per vehicle. You gain access to the beach by walking under a brightly painted bridge. As soon as you enter the beach area you see the ocean and the tidepools.
Fondest memory: Watching the kids search the tidepools for ocean life, and breathing the clean ocean air.
- Road Trip
- Family Travel
Walking Under Highway 1
Favorite thing: To visit the beaches, the bluff walk, or the tidal pools, you will walk from the campground or the south day use parking lot to an underpass that will allow you to walk under highway 1 to the beach areas. If you are camping, the walk will be lengthened, depending on how far from the entrance gate your campsite is. You will have a longer walk to the North Beach, but if you are driving, and your vehicle is less than 8 ft. in height, you can drive to the North Beach Parking lot by driving from the entrance gate, and passing through this underpass, then following the park road to North Beach. I always enjoyed this walk due to the wonderful paintings found on and inside the underpass walkway. The first photo shows you one view taken from inside the underpass. The additional photos will give you two other close up views of some of the other paintings you will see while walking through the underpass.
Fondest memory: I loved Leo Carrillo, we stayed for two weeks, and I could have stayed longer. My best memories are exploring the wonderful tide pools, and flying kites and sitting in the wonderful little coves.
- Arts and Culture
- National/State Park