Yesterday, MB and I decided to take advantage of the football-related lack of traffic and go somewhere for the day. The somewhere we decided on was Crystal Cove State Park.
We spent a couple hours walking the 6 miles down the far end of the beach and back. It was really gorgeous. Along the beach you can enjoy the sound of waves and seabirds, and take in the smell of the ocean spray. On the cliffs overlooking the beach are a lot of smaller birds, and tons of bunnies. (Cute!) The view everywhere was lovely, and it was a nice flat yet intense walk. (Intense because you’re walking on sand for most of the hike!)
Overall, it was a really great day. The beach was gorgeous. If we’d planned things better, we probably would have packed a picnic to enjoy while we were there. I’m pretty sure we’ll go back again sometime in the (relatively) near future to spend more time, and will likely bring such with us.
TL;DR: A++, would hike again.