Away from it all

Once you've hiked in along the creek, the busy world recedes. Because there are no personal vehicles allowed, the space feels like it really is in the countryside. Other campers that you meet are friendlier than at most campsites as they've earned this seclusion by hiking in. As if you're all on a little adventure together. The hike to the beach is an easy one, and the trail ends at a bluff overlooking the beach and the ocean. I spent two days just sitting on the beach or the bluff and the third I took a hike south in the park overlooking the ocean. Andrew Molera is now my favorite coastal campground.