San Gregorio State Beach
Close to Silicon Valley in the South Bay Area, San Gregorio State Beach is a popular beach with a large car park and good amenities. Located on a wild stretch of the California coast this is a great place for picnics, birdwatching, beach activities, walking, hunting for fossils and exploring the trails.
Accessed from La Honda Road and Cabrillo Hwy, you will find restrooms, picnic tables and barbecues. There is a fee for parking and dogs are not permitted on the beach.
The beach is divided by the San Gregorio Creek as it flows towards the ocean, creating numerous pools for paddling. Eventually the water builds up and breaks though the sand bar to flow out to the sea before the process starts over. South of the creek the beach runs for about a mile beneath the sandstone cliffs to reach Pomponio State Beach.
The north end of San Gregorio State Beach offers caves, fossils and driftwood logs for building sculptures. At the extreme end of the beach you’ll reach San Gregorio Private Beach which is favoured by nudists and LGBT beachgoers. There is a separate fee for access and parking at this private beach area.
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