Great hike with amazing views and wildlife... Loved the experience of being "trapped" along a creek by the tide with nobody else there except the folks you hiked in with!
Went in late June spending 3 nights, would have spent 4 with a short early out the next morning but couldn't find any good camping for larger groups (there were 8 of us) in the last 5 miles, so we settled for a longer day on the trail with pizza and beer in Shelter Cove at the end!
What everyone says about the terrain is true, the soft sand is slow going but your stride adapts after a bit. There were several 1/2 mile or so sections of bowling ball to microwave oven sized rocks that required more concentration and effort. Trekking poles are a real help on this hike!!
Overall just stick to a comfortable pace and plan around the tides accordingly and you'll be fine. Our group ranged from 25 to 70 in varying physical conditions and we all emerged essentially unscathed.
Great hike with amazing views and wildlife...
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