Fodor's Expert Review MacKerricher State Park
This park begins at Glass Beach, its draw an unfortunately dwindling supply of sea glass (remnants from the city dump once in this area), and stretches north for 9 miles, beginning with rocky headlands that taper into dunes and sandy beaches. The headlands are a good place for whale-watching from December to mid-April. Fishing, canoeing, hiking, tidepooling, jogging, bicycling, beachcombing, camping, and harbor seal watching at Laguna Point are among the popular activities, many of which are accessible to the mobility-impaired. Be vigilant for rogue waves—don't turn your back on the sea. Amenities: parking; toilets. Best for: solitude; sunset; walking.