Getting to Secret Cove
The first time I visited Secret Cove, I climbed up the cliff from the south end of Tablerock Cove where 20 foot tall boulders jet into the sea. Once I was on the top of the boulders, I could see Secret Cove and the arch that leads to Thousand Steps Beach. I could have swam around the boulders into Secret Cove, but I wasn’t prepared for swimming that day. I could have jumped into Secret Cove from the lowest boulder on the other side, but I had a torn tendon. I decided to climb down the straight edge rocks without sufficient edges to place my feet and hands, and that was a mistake — evidence of the fall still rests on my back thigh.
Don’t try to climb down into Secret Cove without ropes. Instead, either swim, jump, or enter through the Thousand Steps Beach north archway.
To get to Secret Cove, you will have to get to Thousand Steps Beach or Tablerock Cove first. Tablerock Cove is accessed at Tablerock Drive off of PCH. Tablerock Cove is small so you will have no problems finding Secret Cove on the south end.
Thousand Steps Beach is accessed from 9th Avenue and South Coast Highway. Once you are on Thousand Steps Beach, walk as far north as you can at low tide. Walk through the archway to Secret Cove.
I highly recommend you only visit Secret Cove at low tide. It is a small beach, and high waters erase all signs of sand.
The sand at Secret Cove is firmly packed into the back edges of the cliff with Mansions overlooking the water. Since Secret Cove is so secluded, we named it one of the best beaches for sex.