I stayed here just a couple of nights, and the campground was not my favorite because of the lack of power and the trees that prevented much of a view, so I did not take any photos of that.
However, I did decide to walk down to the beach, even though I had been told it was about a mile away. Finding the trail was difficult, but I got some directions from one of the camp hosts. The first bit was gravel, but then it turned to soft sand that was a struggle to walk on.
Found this flower on the way. I need to find out again what this plant is called but it is a succulent and very common in the dunes areas along the coast. This is off-season for flowering plants, so I was lucky to see any flowers at all.
Finally, the road appears! Much easier to walk on. I could not have driven on this because the day-use areas were all closed at this park. Does not make sense with so many people traveling.
Almost there, or at least I could see the ocean. Still quite a walk from this point.
Whew. Finally made it.
Only problem was that the end of the walkway had no stairs down to the beach. There was a log someone had set up, but I was afraid that I would not get back up with my bad knees, so I sat on the cement for half an hour and enjoyed the breeze and watching the ocean. Not too many people, and the restrooms and water fountains were completely closed.