The California Coastal Trail is a network of trails along the California coastline that, when complete, will stretch for 1,200 miles over 15 counties from one end of the state to the other. There is a section of the Coastal Trail immediately south of Muir Beach with little peninsulas of land jutting out into the Pacific with especially dramatic views. It is accessible from the southern end of Muir Beach via a steep approximately 20-30 minute climb (depending on your pace and how frequently you stop to take photos).
My friend, Beth Taska, told me that this hike is one of the favorites of all of the out-of-state visitors she has. So, I figured I had to check it out, and was really glad I did. Here’s my video from the overlook and, by the way, note how silent it is – amazing! Video from Muir Beach overlook on the Coastal Trail
Where: Coastal Trail from Muir Beach to the south, Muir Beach, CA 94965 (map)