Kehoe Beach is the perfect destination for someone looking for a beautiful and not physically challenging excursion. The hike to Kehoe Beach is an easy 0.6-mile walk from roadside parking at Pierce Point Road and is the perfect excursion for families with small kids or anyone looking to explore one of Point Reyes' sandy beaches without a long hike. To get to Kehoe Beach you want to take the San Anselmo Exit off of the 101 Highway and continue onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Drive about 20 miles west on Sir Francis Drake. You should come to a sign labeling CA 1, turn right onto CA 1. Then make the first left onto Bear Valley Road. Drive about 2 miles to the junction with Sir Francis Drake, and turn left. Drive about 5 miles and bear right onto Pierce Point Road. Continue 5.5 miles to side of the road parking.
The trail off the side of the road is very thin and untamed. The trail begins with long, tall grasses that pour over on to the trail. Past these grasses, you will follow a small stream that is running along side the trail. Be careful because the trail can get very muddy at this part (especially in the spring). This small stream takes you to an opening in your range of view. Here, you have made it to the most beautiful part of the hike. You follow the trail over rolling hills, through lush grasses and, in the springtime, beautiful wildflowers. Once you have been hiking for a while you will reach a bench. I highly recommend taking a left at this bench. This little path left of the bench brings you to a shelf above the ocean and the white bluffs of the beach. This is one of the most spectacular views of the ocean I have ever seen. Travel back to the main trail and follow it down to the beach.
The beach at Kehoe offers soft sand, green crashing waves, large sandy dunes, and white cliffs. This beach is not traveled to by many, so it is in very nice condition.
In a low tide you can go all the way up to where the cliff-face meets the water and in between the rocks are tide pools and mussels and sometimes starfish. For dog lovers, Kehoe beach is the perfect place to bring a tennis ball and spend hours exploring the beach with your dog.
I would recommend making the drive to Kehoe Beach in the late morning to give you plenty of time to appreciate the trail that leads to the beach, and still make it to the beach with enough time to explore and enjoy the seashore. Kehoe Beach is perfect for explorers, hikers, nature lovers, beach lovers, or if you are looking to have a relaxing day at a beautiful Point Reyes beach.