Pirate’s cove is a hidden beach at the end of a trail with wooden steps leading down to the sand. It started out as a secret spot to bring ashore large stashes of liquor that were smuggled in ships coming into Port San Luis Harbor. Over the years it’s become a local’s favorite and clothing optional beach.
Please note that this beach has no restrooms, lifeguards, or facilities. Also called Cave Landing or Mallagh Landing.
Follow the directions on to Avila Beach Dr and continue straight through the stop light. Shortly after you see the golf course on the right, look for Cave Landing Road going uphill on your left. Take Cave Landing Rd and park in the dirt parking lot at the end. Continue on foot down the path leading south and stay on the left. Go down the wooden steps and proceed to the far end of the beach.
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Other beaches: Downtown Avila Beach, Fisherman’s Beach, Olde Port Beach