Steeped in legends of clandestine ventures, Pirate's Cove earns its name from days gone by when the tranquil cove bore witness to illicit liquor smuggling en route to Port San Luis Harbor. Flanking the iconic Pirate's Cove, Cave Landing boasts sea caves that whisper tales of yore.
The most celebrated among them is the Pirate's Cave, a natural tunnel piercing through the rock, presenting an awe-inspiring panorama of the vast ocean and San Luis Bay. Further secrets lie below at Cave Landing Beach, home to concealed caverns waiting to be explored.
Today, Pirate's Cove remains an evocative slice of history - a secluded beach accessible via a trail and wooden staircase. Once a covert harbor for liquor-laden ships, it has gracefully transitioned into a cherished retreat, embraced by locals as a clothing-optional sanctuary.