I have been hiking here for years. The views are incredible. CA State Parks does their best to keep the trails maintained. I would say it is fine for beginners, especially if you are hiking downhill to the beach. A note about that...check daily to see when high tide is. Avoid going then if you plan to hike up from or down to the beach unless you want to get wet. There will be very little beach to walk on and you will be forced against the bluffs. You should try to walk at least 20 ft away as the bluffs can collapse, although rare. Time of year matters with more sandy beach below in the summer and more straight rocks in the winter months. There is a charge for parking in the lot but there is some beachfront parking for free if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot. You will also want to check the hours as they are seasonal.