Nicholas Canyon County Beach lies at the base of sea cliffs. From the Pacific Coast Highway, a narrow entrance road winds down a steep hill to a parking area. The walk from there to the beach is steep, but cars with disabled placards or plates may drive to a lower parking area next to the lifeguard station, where there are two picnic tables. From there a gently sloping road carved into the bluff leads to accessible restrooms and an excellent 1:12 ramp, with landings and handrails, down to the sand. There is only sand between the ramp and the water, so access across the beach would be difficult.