The dunes have been here for centuries, and are considered to be one of the most pristine coastal dunes in California. Decades of wind and storms have made the dunes drift over the haul road trail toward the forest. A closer look reveals that these unearthly sand hills are not a desert, as they appear to be at first glance. They are teeming with flora and fauna, some endangered and protected, like the Snowy Plover. This is a rare and special place.