Rancho de Los Penasquitos (Rancho Penasquitos)
First you have to walk around this. Go in the morning when the tide is lower and you can get around it much easier. We didn't go around it this day as I didn't feel it was safe:
The entrance is that white wall. The tricky part is getting around it. It is risky and that is why this is a hidden beach. Not many people are willing to go around it!
Just follow the trail:
You have arrived:
This beach goes on for awhile and can be broken off into different segments. The first part is the true "mushroom beach" because of the shapes. The next segment shown below is flatter but there are still plenty of tide pools and pretty scenery:
The next area you can only get to if the tide is low. Otherwise you're swimming and possibly crashing into the wall! If the tide is low, then you can view Mother Nature's artwork on the walls!
There are tons of interesting shells around here!
This is the same area on a different day when the tide was too high to walk down:
Heading towards level 4:
More mother nature wall art: