Stroll along the Southern Beaches at San Gregorio State Beach

San Gregorio SB - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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

Distance

2.9 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

413 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Kayaking, Hiking

Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Fun day with family.

Easy beautiful beach where and bbq and hangout with friends and family. If you go to the right and walk down to the end of the beach there's a awesome small cave yo walk thought. Kids and Adult will both enjoy.

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