Stroll along the Southern Beaches at San Gregorio State Beach

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Unique and fun beach hike south of Half Moon Bay!

Not a trail per say, but approximately 3 miles (down and back) of beautiful beach to walk down. Lots of interesting caves, wild animals, and rock formations to discover. This is a popular location for sea kayakers. San Gregorio State Beach was originally founded to protect the estuary at the back of the beach. Historically, the estuary was a Coho Salmon habitat. The entire beach is a part of the Monterey Bay National Sea Sanctuary. 

Photos: Nosha and Mimpei

Pack List

  • $8 cash for parking (or park down the street for free)
  • Light jacket 
  • Camera
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RT Distance 2.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 413 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Kayaking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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