A very relaxing 1/2 mile casual hike down to the beach. You can definitely make it more intense and adventurous by going off to the intermediate side trails which are more difficult but fun. Beautiful beach with sand dollars and a variety of shells and unique rocks throughout. The forest is stunning and lush with a variety of different trees and plants worth checking out. A really great spot to visit and unwind.
A fun, winding, lush 1/2 mile trail down to the beach. The beach is wide and very long and scenic to the north. The hike back up winds some, so it’s not straight up, and a modest effort if one needs to take their time. I’d be happy to do it again.
Exquisite area to explore. Two trails that lead through some very interesting terrain. Some rough trails due to exposed roots, but fun non-the-less. You feel so different entering either of the trails. One (1.5 miles) leads to Heceta Lighthouse, while the .5 mile trail goes to Hobbit Beach. It has a number of steps built through for those with some walking difficulties. The beach is wide, allowing the number of visitors to never feel crowded. The return trip can be a wee bit winding, but still just as fun going as coming. Area could make for a nice romantic walk/picnic/rest or just a place to recover one's Zen.
1/2 mile trail down to the beach winding through beautiful coastal forest. Uneven ground with LOTS of roots, so watch your step. Nice beach to spend the day, but no vault toilets, though, as the parking lot is right on the hiway, so be careful!
Once of the nicest beaches in the area and that's saying something. This is an easy hike of about 20 minutes. The dense forest and small nooks do look like Hobbit homes. The final "tunnel" to the beach is a nice finish. Beach is a nice place to chill after a hike to the lighthouse.