Initially we tried to hike into the estuary in search of a trail but found none. Instead we decided to head south on the beach as far as possible before the incoming tide pinched out the beach at a point between coves. Taking a look at Google Earth, we could have made it to Pescadero SB!
Head on down to the beach and look for a good place to cross the estuary mouth which was running over the beach. During dry months, the estuary drains under the sands out to sea.
The rest is a meander down the coast with spectacular vistas of the cliff face, driftwood to explore, and practically nobody around. Once away from the estuary we ran into but one person surf fishing.
No footprints! In certain places the wind-born sand ripples have wiped out any evidence that anyone’s been here before you.