Ragged Point has acres of manicured lawns and California wild flowers enjoyed by humans and hummingbirds. The gardens are popular with day-hikers who enjoy a stroll through the cypress woods to the look-out point 200 feet above the Pacific.
There's a stairway and then a steep switch-back hike to the beach.
Scan the horizon for ships, sailboats, fishermen, and whales. If the sea is calm, the first sign of a whale is a spout of water, then a gray mass, a slow underwater cloud. Then, if you're lucky, an eruption - a massive humpback whale breaching and rising as high as a three story building.
Across the highway and up the canyon are trails for hikers wanting to climb into the fog. Two monks live on the top.