Luffenholtz

This is a spectacular rocky cove with numerous tide pools full of sea creatures. It is a kid friendly beach with lots to explore and Luffenholtz Creek running across the beach into Trinidad Bay. The parking lot off of Scenic Drive is about 2 miles south of Trinidad. Beach access is via a steep staircase 200 feet north of the parking lot. The staircase ends on the beach near Luffenholtz Creek which crosses the beach into Trinidad Bay. The near-shore area is covered with rocks that give the beach its unique character. Tide pools and reefs will lure visitors away from the shore, but they must keep an eye on the tide to avoid becoming stranded. Due west of the small parking area a set of stairs and a narrow trail provide access to a point a few hundred feet above the water and perhaps a hundred yards from Scenic Drive. From this point there are wonderful views across the bay to Trinidad Head. To the south is vantage point is Houda Point with Camel Rock just off shore. There is one picnic table by the parking area.