This is an awesome family beach, easily accessible from the parking lot with a short trail down to breathtaking sea caves, tide pools, and waterfalls. At low tide, this is an ideal beach for children to search for sea life. Just remember to teach them to look, but don’t touch. One thing your kids can pick up and take home is a sand dollar, which they’ll see all over the wide beach.
Check the tide tables so you can make the most of your visit. Hug Point State Park is more rugged and isolated, which means it’s less crowded, than other beaches in the area, and that just adds to the experience. Any time you’re at the beach, remember that waves can be unpredictable, and you need to closely watch your kids.