I didn't do the full 5 miles, just some 1/4 mile stretches along different points of the coast. It's a very easy stroll along the beach, with opportunity to walk to beach-level and hike along the rocky shore (which is way more fun that walking on concrete!). It was very pretty, very peaceful, and relaxing. You can watch the surfers, stroll along the rocks, or sit and read a book. It would be very romantic to take your loved one on a walk along this shore. It's definitely a relaxing experience and not much of a "hike". 4 stars for scenery and atmosphere.