California Highway 1
Big Sur, California 93920
NileGuide Expert tip:
Wear sturdy shoes. Flip flops definitely recommended. Keep an eye out for the "Jade Cove Beach Recreation Area" signs to locate the trail and cove.
This is a beautiful cove that takes a bit of effort to get to, but once you arrive it is well worth the trek. Jade Cove is not a lay-out and sun-tan kind of beach, but its sparkling turquoise water and shimmering rocks, many of which are real jade, make up for any lost R&R. It's a great spot to check out some cool rocks, take a short hike (1.5 miles round trip) and stretch your legs, and, if you're a diver, to go underwater exploring for jade rocks and wildlife.