Want to elevate your picnic to something special? Start with the scenery since this pristine oceanfront park will please even the most expert of picnickers. Whether on the sandy beach or the trellis-covered picnic tables along the bluff, each spot is surrounded by local vegetation and wildlife with trails that lead to viewing spots both above and below.

Three miles of dramatic coastline and their world-famous tide pools, sandy beaches and scenic coves, provide plenty of space to sit, eat and maybe even enjoy exploring for an extended leisurely afternoon.

One easy-to-access spot is off Pacific Coast Highway on the north end, using the Pelican Point Entrance. Parking costs $15.

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