Nancy Padgett photographed this very low tide recently. It was pretty foggy that day! The low tide exposes a possible pathway to Gualala Point Island.
It wouldn't be a good idea to walk over there. An incoming tide could trap you there. And the rocks and islands off our coast are protected as part of the California Coastal National Monument. This particular island is an important seabird nesting site. We wouldn't want the birds disturbed in any way.
To learn more about the Monument, here is a link to the Bureau of Land Management: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/California_Coastal_NM.html
Thanks to Nancy for allowing me to share her photo with you here.