This is referred to as a gorilla dive for a reason, it's tough, I mean really tough. First of all for either the north cove or the south cove the hike is very difficult and you will have to hike down washed out trails down sea cliffs with very loose rocks and poison oak. Be prepared to hike all of your gear and bring some good hiking boots also. The surge is very strong as is the surf and the shore line is predominated by boulders and a small spot of gravel beach. I recommend that you take your time with this one but the benefits are very rewarding. Here at jade cove is one of the few places you can actually hunt for California Blue Jade and it is fairly abundant here to. The fish are huge here and I believe it is one of the few places I have dived in CA where you can see some pristine wildlife due to its inaccessibility. Bring water and food, and maybe a wheel barrel to carry your stuff. Good luck because you will need it.